The Washington Free Beacon states that “Fiscal hawks in Congress are pushing to end a federal energy tax credit for the wind industry set to expire at the end of the year.”
Happy to report that all three Congressional Representatives from West Virginia, Nick Rahall – WV03, Dave McKinley – WV01 and Shelley Moore Capito – WV02, joined the list of 52 Members who signed a letter to the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee calling for an end to the generous subsidy, which began in 1992 as a means to jump start the industrial wind business. Seems taxpayers are finally getting tired of cranking this old jalopy.
Sadly, our neighbors Pennsylvania and Maryland could only muster one Representative each, but we thank Scott Perry – PA04 and Andy Harris – MD01 for standing against this decades long multi-billion dollar handout to the wind profiteers.
The letter sent to the Chairman is provided here for your convenience:
Perhaps a note or a call to their offices to thank these Representatives is in order – US House of Representatives – Contact Information