Grassley, Udall to Headline Press Conference on Extending the Wind Production Tax Credit Print
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Written by Grassley Press   
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:50

Senators to be joined by Reps. McNerney & King, veterans working in wind industry

TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, Senators Chuck Grassley and Mark Udall will headline a press conference with Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and veterans from around the country to discuss the importance of extending the Wind Production Tax Credit.  Around 40 veterans, many of whom have found post-military careers in the wind energy industry, are participating in a two day fly-in during which they also will meet with members of Congress from their home states.

The Wind PTC is due to expire at the end of this year unless Congress renews it.  Without renewal, thousands of jobs and our energy security will be jeopardized.  The wind PTC supports thousands of good-paying, middle-class jobs throughout the country.  Americans of all stripes, including veterans, have benefited from the job opportunities and growth created by the wind energy industry.

Grassley has been the father of the wind PTC and has fought to ensure that the wind industry has the support it needs to power communities.  Udall has been a vocal proponent for the wind PTC, speaking almost every day the Senate has been in session to urge his colleagues to extend the PTC and secure made-in-America energy and the jobs it creates.
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