WASHINGTON – Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) today called on President Biden to support renewable energy as green manufacturing jobs are leaving Iowa under current economic conditions. In his letter to Biden, Grassley asks the President to do everything in his power to ensure workers are not hurt by federal economic and environmental policies moving forward.
“Wind energy will be vital to deliver on your promises of creating clean energy jobs and lowering our greenhouse gas emissions. However, we both know that the only way we can accomplish this is with the hard work, grit, and determination that comes from the American people, like those in Newton, Iowa. With that in mind, I ask that you keep Newton and other American communities in mind when you speak to leaders in the business, environmental, and political communities about renewable energy potential. Newton is home to a talented workforce, and hundreds of employees that in January will be without work,” Grassley wrote.
“Policies that allow wind to continue to grow and expand its share of electrical generation are helpful, but will not reap benefits in terms of jobs if the overall labor and business climate pushes manufacturing offshore. I ask you to review the situation in Newton and do everything in your power to ensure that workers in Iowa and America are helped and not hurt by economic and environmental policies going forward.”

Full text of the letter can be found HERE.