11 Aug '17, 5pm

A bipartisan group of 69 lawmakers urge Feds to #SaveSolarJobs & oppose Suniva's trade petition. Release:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, a bipartisan group of 16 senators and 53 members of the House of Representatives sent open letters to U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein urging the ITC to reject a petition that would slap tariffs on imported solar panels and cells. “Solar companies in our states believe the requested trade protection would double the price of solar panels,” the Senate letter to the ITC said. “Increasing costs will stop solar growth dead in its tracks, threatening tens of thousands of American workers in the solar industry and jeopardizing billions of dollars in investment in communities across the country.” The ITC is evaluating a petition that Chinese-owned solar company, Suniva, filed with the agency in April shortly after declaring bankruptcy. It was later joined by German-owned SolarWorld, also in bankruptcy. The agency is c...

Full article: http://www.seia.org/news/bipartisan-group-69-lawmakers-ur...

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