It's official -- The PTC was omitted from the payroll tax bill!   

This was a major battle! And we won!

Citizens Task Force submitted 170 names and addresses to our email appeal over this past weekend.  We were part of a national effort that yielded over 2700 signers. Our collective effort to keep the pressure on Congress influenced this process.  

But the war continues. Today, Sen. Mike Bennett (D-CO) filed legislation to append a one-year extension of the PTC to the transportation bill.    

Enjoy this win! And stand ready for the next battle.  

 

PTC Extension For Wind Energy Not Included In Payroll Tax Bill

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Wind tax credit now in transportation bill http://www.ncbr.com/article/20120215/NEWS/120219921

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Comment by Rick Conrad on February 16, 2012 at 5:21pm

     I think tax breaks for large companies are unpopular with most of the voting public.  Democrats won't push that hard for PTC's, even using the job's creation argument its just more trickle down economics.

      Now we need to send all the same letters again telling our representatives to get the PTC out of the transportation bill.  Make all the phone call, again maybe these idiots will evetually get the message.

Comment by Long Islander on February 16, 2012 at 9:04am

As someone commented, Senator Lamar Alexander delivered the eulogy.

Comment by Mike DiCenso on February 15, 2012 at 8:51pm
I am sending Sen Bennett a nasty gram for his stupidity.
Comment by Wind Scam on February 15, 2012 at 8:17pm

Politicians are finding back room-deals are having light shed upon them.

Comment by Robert Moulton on February 15, 2012 at 8:10pm

Awesome!!  Let's stop the inclusion in the transportation bill. Take a look at our mountains here in Maine - We must stop the assault!!  We (the taxpayers) are the losers if this gets through!!

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

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(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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