Moran, Brownback trying to save wind tax credits

Good for Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., for helping lead a bipartisan Senate effort to extend the wind-power production tax credits scheduled to expire after 2012. Like the man he replaced in the Senate, now-Gov. Sam Brownback, Moran understands that the end of the credit could hurt Kansas’ ability to be a wind-power leader and to build on its rank as No. 1 among states in wind turbines under construction. As Moran and 11 other senators argued in their letter to Senate leaders, “An extension of the wind production tax credit should provide for some long-term stability while setting forth a path for how the wind industry can move towards a market-based system.”