Crespi joins Governor Reynolds' carbon sequestration task force

CARD Director John Crespi has been announced as a member of Governor Reynolds' carbon sequestration task force. On Tuesday, Governor Reynolds created the task force through an executive order to explore carbon sequestration and any possible benefits it may hold for economic development in Iowa.

“Because of our existing supply chain and emphasis on renewable fuel infrastructure, Iowa is in a strong position to capitalize on the growing nationwide demand for a more carbon free economy,” Governor Reynolds said in a released statement.

Crespi recently authored a CARD policy brief with Kirstine Tidgren, Director of Iowa State's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, that examines the Growing Climate Solutions Act of 2021 and how it creates the first legal step to creating an agricultural carbon market.

A Gazette article about the taskforce is available here.

(Released June 2021)