31 Jul '12, 3pm

Romney calls for an end to key wind energy credit This will directly kill around 30,000 jobs.

Mitt Romney, a gentleman who is running for president of these United States, finally formalized his opposition to extending a key tax credit for the wind industry. The production tax credit, or PTC, provides incentives for growth in the wind industry and is due to expire at the end of the year. While his staff had previously suggested that the candidate opposed it , a spokesperson was direct yesterday: let it die. From The Des Moines Register : Shawn McCoy, a spokesman for Romney’s Iowa campaign, told The Des Moines Register, “He will allow the wind credit to expire, end the stimulus boondoggles, and create a level playing field on which all sources of energy can compete on their merits.” The statement makes very clear what the game is here: politics. “Stimulus boondoggles” and “level playing field” are code words, shorthand for “corruption” and “fossil fuels come first” ...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/romney-calls-for-an-end-to-key-wind...

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