Gov. Sam Brownback and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad sent a joint letter to Congress calling for an extension of wind-energy production tax credits, which are set to expire at the end of this year. “Our states have experienced the economic benefits of wind energy firsthand, and we cannot overstate the importance of extending this tax provision early in the year so the wind industry has the certainty it needs to grow,” they wrote. One of the lawmakers they will have to overcome is Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, who introduced a bill to repeal all energy-specific tax credits.
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