Appearing on the Senate floor today, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican from Iowa, took a stand for wind power and the clean energy tax provisions critically important for its growth.
In his speech, Sen. Grassley said “just because we haven’t cleaned up the tax code in a comprehensive way [it] doesn’t mean that [Congress] should pull the rug out from under domestic renewable energy producers” and “doing so would cost jobs, harm our economy, the environment and our national security.”
Senator Grassley continued by highlighting just a few of wind power’s many benefits: “Wind energy supports tens of thousands of American jobs, it has spurred billions [of dollars] in private investment in the United States, and it displaced more expensive and more polluting sources of energy.”
“I’m glad to defend the wind production tax credit and wind energy.”
Read the Senator’s full statement below:
Grassley: Expired Tax Provisions Require Action
Floor Statement by Senator Charles E. Grassley