Wind Power Works: Congress Must Extend Credits

To the Editor:

Wind power is a key component to a healthy, prosperous Missouri. Wind energy not only provides a viable source of clean power, but also ensures long-term economic opportunities that can give us the local jobs and financial support our state needs.

Wind turbine installation in Missouri has tripled from 2009 to 2010. With wind energy production and manufacturing already in place, Missouri is on the path to a clean, sustainable future. However, Congressional leaders like Senator McCaskill must extend the renewable energy production tax credit (PTC) before it expires at the end of this year to protect the economic and environmental future of our state.

These tax credits support American jobs and local businesses. By extending these credits and harnessing Missouri’s wind power, we can ensure the health, wellbeing, and prosperity of our families and neighbors.

Sara Molinsky
Environment Missouri

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