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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

September 13, 2012

Some House conservatives want no lame-duck session

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-09-13 12:39:41

With lawmakers aiming to spend most of their time before November on the campaign trail, Congress is expected to have a full plate for a post-election session in November and December. But some House conservatives say it would be inappropriate to convene as lame ducks before the 113th Congress — and, they hope, a new president — comes to town next year. The wind industry has been lobbying intensively for an extension of the production tax credit, without which it says half its jobs will be lost next year. And an array of other energy sectors, from home efficiency contractors to appliance makers to alternative fuel producers, also are counting on a continuation of tax credits prized by their respective industries. [ read more … ]

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