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LATHAM STATEMENT ON REPORTED OPPOSITION TO WIND ENERGY TAX CREDIT BY ROMNEY ORGANIZATION

Washington, Jul 30 -

Iowa Congressman Tom Latham issued the following statement on Monday in response to a report in the Des Moines Register newspaper that quotes a Romney spokesperson saying that they oppose renewal of the wind energy tax credit:

“I’m disappointed that the statement by Governor Romney’s spokesperson shows a lack of full understanding of how important the wind energy tax credit is for Iowa and our nation.  It’s the wrong decision.  Wind energy represents one of the most innovative and exciting sectors of Iowa’s economy.  Nearly 7,000 hardworking Iowans are employed by over 250 businesses associated with the wind energy industry in our state, making Iowa the top state in wind energy employment.  A continuation of the wind energy tax credit is in the best interest of our nation’s all-of-the-above energy policy for American energy independence and for our economy.  I invite Governor Romney to step forward and re-evaluate the statement issued by his campaign spokesman.”

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