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[email protected] vows #PTC push; @BillingsGazette endorses credit: #windworks #passthePTC #ruraldev #ecdev

Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), who chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee, says he will be working to extend the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) during the current "lame-duck" post-election session of Congress, according to the Great Falls (Mont.) Tribune. The story was published in the Tribune on the same day that the Billings Gazette, Montana's largest newspaper, endorsed the PTC . According to the Tribune article, Mr. Baucus, who said he is often the only lawmaker from a rural state in "fiscal cliff" discussions, "hopes to use negotiations on the fiscal cliff to champion tax cuts and tax credits benefiting rural Americans," including the PTC. (The credit has helped to encourage wind power development in rural counties across the U.S., often providing a shot in the arm to struggling local economies. ) The Billings Gazette editorial stressed the bipartis...

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