116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
Dear Gov. Kim Reynolds: You are stressing us out in rural Iowa!
You and the Iowa code offer no real protection from the expansion of Iowa Select hog CAFO's and their related hazards to unsuspecting communities.
You support the renewable energy industry which includes wind energy companies threatening communities with huge wind farms and turbines near those who do not want them.
You want Iowa to be a leader in carbon sequestration which would include the explosive CO2 pipelines being routed through our valuable farm land. Now the threat of eminent domain may take away our right to say "no."
Our teachers and public schools are under attack.
Our transgender youth are under attack.
More than 9,500 Iowans died from COVID-19 and you think you did a good job with hardly a word of sympathy.
Our waters are polluted and parks starved for resources.
And what does rural Iowa get for all this? A pittance while fat cats get millions or billions of dollars and you are worried about a few extra weeks of unemployment benefits.
I thought I would be enjoying the start of the Iowa spring growing season but I guess I will be working to save Iowa instead. I would appreciate a governor who did the same.