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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

November 19, 2012

New group led by key GOP strategist forms to push PTC extension

Hannah Northey and Nick Juliano, E&E reporters  •    •  Posted 2012-11-19 12:55:26

The push to extend a key wind industry tax break maintains solid bipartisan support in Congress, and a new group launched this week wants to make sure it stays that way. John Feehery, a Republican strategist and former spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert (Ill.) and Majority Whip Tom DeLay (Texas), is leading the new organization, which aims to reinforce the arguments of Republicans who support an extension of the wind production tax credit and to win more GOP lawmakers to the cause. [ read more … ]

Obama on Climate Policy: Not Just Now, Thanks

By JOHN M. BRODER, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2012-11-19 12:55:43

Environmental advocates have expressed frustration with the lack of discussion of climate change in the presidential race this year, a reticence that persisted even after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. On Wednesday, in his first post-election news conference, President Obama offered his most extensive remarks on climate change in months. They did not particularly thrill environmentalists. [ read more … ]

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