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October 14, 2012

Con: Is Pompeo correct in opposing wind tax credit?

U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, recently defended his leading the fight against the wind production tax credit, a tool that helps keep electricity prices low, promotes economic development, and encourages development of proven clean energy (Sept. 30 Opinion). He also referred to his so-called Energy Freedom and Economic Prosperity Act and claimed that it would level the playing field. The most cursory examination shows that, in fact, his bill is a lopsided, anti-wind formula that hurts Kansas workers and impedes the progress we’re making toward energy independence.

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