passed in the Senate. Now you can weigh in on the House
Debra Rowe, Ph.D.
U.S. Partnership for Education for
Disciplinary Associations Network for
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Action Alert: Senate overwhelmingly passes PTC Extension.
Crucial House vote expected late this week.|
|Urge Your Representative to Vote for the
Production Tax Credit (PTC) Extension.
you for making your voice heard on Capitol Hill. The
U.S. Senate just voted overwhelmingly, 93 to 2, to
approve legislation containing a one-year extension of
the crucial wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC)
through December 31, 2009. The bill, H.R. 6049,
also would create a new investment tax credit for
purchases of small wind systems used to power homes,
farms and small businesses.
bill must be approved by the full House of
Representatives in a vote late this week. Once
again, your voices are crucial in order to clear this
final hurdle before Congress adjourns at the end of
September. This vote is the
last opportunity this year for Congress to extend the
is not only a significant component of the global
warming solution, but also a powerful engine in the
economy. Since January 2007, more than 40 wind
industry manufacturing facilities have been announced,
brought online, or expanded in the U.S.,
creating over 9,000 jobs and $1 billion in manufacturing
investment. When the PTC has lapsed in the past,
wind energy investments have fallen 73-93% in the
following years. We cannot allow this bright spot
in our economy to burn out.
contact your Representative and urge
him or her to vote Yes on H.R. 6049.
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