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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

December 8, 2015

Colleagues,

Congress is still working on the omnibus budget bill that includes two important tax credit extenders: the production tax credit and the investment tax credit. As this morning’s coverage of the budget bill negotiations make clear, Congress may not release the budget bill and tax extender provisions until this weekend (“Riders, tax extenders delay endgame”).

There’s still time for you and your governor to reach out to your Congressional delegation and urge them to pass a multi-year extension of the production and investment tax credits. As the Governor Inslee and Governor Branstad wrote in their letter to Congressional leadership that … [t]hese tax credits have made possible the robust growth of the American wind industry and thousands of renewable energy jobs in recent years, with substantial economic returns to our states and the nation.”   A call now from you to your congressional staff contact for a multi-year extension can be very effective in reinforcing that message with the governors’ letter.

Now is a critical time for your governor to speak up and make sure that your Congressional delegation fights for the best possible outcome for wind energy and your state.

We’re standing by to help you however we can in getting the message to Congress.

Thank you for your support and persistence in getting the governors’ message to Congress. A copy of the governors’ letter is available here and below.

Larry

Governors PTC-ITC Letter

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