Natural Resources Defense Council

Bill to Restore Clean Energy Tax Incentives Would Cut Air Pollution, Save Jobs

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Source: Natural Resources Defense Council

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) today introduced a bill aimed at restoring a suite of clean energy and energy efficiency tax incentives.

Franz Matzner, associate director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense Council, made the following statement:

“Americans are suffering right now because some in Congress are blocking tax incentives for clean energy. Our skies are becoming increasingly polluted, workers in the Midwest are losing good manufacturing jobs, and chronic market insecurity is forcing businesses everywhere to hold back investments.

“This commonsense bill sends a clear message: When Congress returns in November, anyone who cares about saving jobs and cutting pollution should make restoring clean energy incentives priority one.”

For more background on clean energy tax incentives, see Franz’s blogs here and here.

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