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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

March 27, 2012

Lawmakers, advocates already looking to lame-duck vote on energy tax extenders

Nick Juliano, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-03-27 11:43:53

Whatever happens on Election Day, members of the 112th Congress will have to return to Washington following their victory parties or concession speeches with a full slate of legislative business to complete before the year is over, including deciding whether to extend a suite of renewable energy tax breaks that are now scheduled to disappear after Dec. 31. Expectations that the lame-duck session will be a busy one are growing on Capitol Hill, as activity is expected to soon wind down so members can focus on their re-election campaigns. But that doesn’t mean lawmakers are looking forward to the end-of-the-year rush, which will be accompanied by the bruised feelings that inevitably follow a hard-fought election season. [ read more … ]

Americans split on energy production vs. environmental protection — poll

Pamela King, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-03-27 11:44:21

Americans are just about evenly divided on whether to prioritize energy production or environmental protection, according to the results of a new Gallup poll. [ read more … ]

Noisy wind farm petition can move forward, judge rules

  •  E&E  •  Posted 2012-03-27 11:44:44

A legal petition aimed at reinstating a state rule for curbing noise from a Maine wind farm can move forward, a judge ruled Friday, denying a motion for dismissal from the farm’s developer. [ read more … ]

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