President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy is making America more energy independent by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and investing in renewable oil. And that’s why the President supports extending the Wind Energy Tax Credit.
But Mitt Romney would raise taxes on wind producers and protect tax breaks for oil companies and for those that ship jobs overseas — which would put American jobs at risk and jeopardize our energy strategy.
Romney’s opposition to the Wind Energy Tax Credit has generated attention in the local and national press. A snapshot of coverage is provided below:
· Des Moines Register: Camps in presidential race are divided on wind energy tax credit
· Quad-City Times: Romney: End the wind production tax credit
· Des Moines Register: Latham on Romney’s opposition to wind tax credit: ‘It’s the wrong decision’
· Iowa Republican: Latham Criticizes Romney on Wind Energy Tax Credit Position
· Des Moines Register: Branstad wants to educate Romney on wind tax credit
· Pueblo Chieftan: Romney stance attacked: Obama supporters cite his anti-wind power position
· Columbus Examiner: Energy officials say renewal of wind energy tax credit key to American jobs
· Philadelphia Tribune: Obama highlights wind energy stance
· USA Today: Top Iowans, Romney at odds on subsidy for wind power
· The Wall Street Journal: Romney’s Wind Stance Raises Iowa Risks
· National Journal: Romney’s Chances in Iowa: Gone with the Wind?
“Nobody consulted us on this,” an agitated Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, told reporters on Capitol Hill Tuesday. “I don’t think it’s going to stand. … I don’t think that that’s the real position of the party because they said that they were going to consult me on this stuff, and they haven’t gotten my view.”