Fallin supports wind-energy tax credit extension
BY PAUL MONIES
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
9/25/12 at 4:25 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin remains committed to an extension of the federal production tax credit for wind energy, joining several other Republican governors and lawmakers in the central United States and highlighting a split with GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
Fallin, speaking Monday at the annual meeting of the Southern States Energy Board in Oklahoma City, said she still supports a temporary extension of the production tax credit. The incentive, which expires Dec. 31, offers wind producers a 2.2 cent per kilowatt-hour tax credit.
Fallin sent a letter to congressional leaders in February supporting a renewal of the wind production tax credit. Earlier this summer, Romney's campaign said the former Massachusetts governor did not support an extension of the credit. Romney's energy plan doesn't mention the incentive, but it does say government shouldn't pick winners in the marketplace.
"I agree with Gov. Romney on 99 percent of the issues," Fallin said. "But on this one, I've got to do what's best for our state."
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Original Print Headline: Fallin wants wind credit extended
Gov. Mary Fallin: She supports an extension of a federal tax credit for wind energy producers.