Loebsack Continues Push for Wind Energy Credit; Highlights Veterans Working in Industry PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Vonnie Hampel   
Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:03

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack today continued his push to extend the Production Tax Credit for wind energy during negotiations surrounding the “fiscal cliff.” Loebsack also highlighted an effort by a group of veterans, known as Operation Free, who are working in the wind energy industry. This group has called for moving forward on alternative energy solutions including wind.

“The [Production Tax Credit] has helped the still-growing domestic wind energy industry employ thousands of Americans, and many veterans,” wrote Loebsack to Speaker Boehner.  “I hope you give weight to this support and due diligence to Operation Free and their call to renew the PTC, particularly given these individuals’ sacrifices for our country. They should be respected and applauded for again taking a stand for the betterment of our nation. I again respectfully urge your support for extending the PTC during “fiscal cliff” negotiations and thank you for your time and consideration.”

Loebsack has taken a lead in Congress to demand that Speaker Boehner act to ensure the jobs associated with wind energy, including 6,000 in Iowa, are not lost because of the inaction by the Leadership in the House.  Since the beginning of the year, Loebsack has met personally with the President to encourage his leadership on this issue and stressed the importance of passing this legislation on multiple occasions with Speaker Boehner.

A copy of the letter can be found here.

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