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The wind energy production tax credit, a federal policy that helps level the playing field with fossil fuels, has been a key driver in wind-industry job growth over the past decade but is set to expire this year. Congress must act!
Generating wind power creates no emissions and uses no water. The wind power installed in Pennsylvania will avoid more than 1.25 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
If the tax credit is not renewed, about half of all the 75,000 American jobs in the wind industry will be lost.
Unfortunately, the major oil companies and others are working hard to influence Congress and to keep this clean, natural energy source from growing.
If you care, call your representative in Congress and two senators and ask that they work to ensure the production tax credit is renewed.
First Published August 31, 2012 12:00 am