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Member Advocacy

Grassroots legislative activities

Southwest Iowa Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) has been very active in Des Moines and Washington, D.C. making sure our legislators know what effects laws could have on utility costs for our members.

In the past, various out-of-state environmental groups have injected misleading TV, newspaper and automated telephone call advertisements into essential discussions on needed base-load generation in Iowa.  We believe these out-of-state special-interest groups have no legitimate stake in Iowa's energy future; and their intentions are remarkably disingenuous and intentionally misleading on proposed legislation.

Increased base-load energy, as part of an overall energy package that includes renewable resources, will mean reliable, affordable, safe electricity delivered in an environmentally responsible manner for the future for electric cooperative members, agri-business and other partners in business in rural Iowa.


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Read the Fall 2016 Advocacy Update, a publication of the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives                     
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