Rollback of Obama-Era Pollution Rules Not Likely to Change Iowa Energy Sector Plans

Aug 24, 2018

The Trump administration wants to allow states to set their own emissions standards for coal-fueled power plants. The plan is a rollback of Obama-era pollution rules.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer gets reaction to the proposal from Iowa’s energy sector, and guests estimate how much the new rules will change the course of Iowa’s energy future, especially since Iowa is a national leader in wind energy.

Guests include: Dan Lutat of Iowa Lake Community College and Justin Foss of Alliant Energy.

We also hear from Iowa’s Secretary of State Paul Pate about Iowa’s new voter ID law and plans to strengthen cybersecurity in light of hacking threats during this hour of River to River.