Senator Bennett's Amendment # 1709 to the transportation bill that would extend the Production Tax Credit for wind developers has been filed, and negotiations are still on going to determine which amendments are considered
The chance of the PTC amendment coming up for a vote is said to be 50-50.
That can change as the week moves forward, and we should all be concerned that the amendment will come up for a vote.
The best thing we can do is get all the people in your reach to call your Senate offices and urge them to oppose any extension of the wind PTC AND oppose Bennett Amendment # 1709 to the transportation bill.
We should also call Majority Leader Reid and urge opposition.
Call your Senate offices today and urge them to oppose any extension of the wind PTC and oppose Bennett Amendment # 1709 to the Transportation Bill.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) Phone: (202) 224-2541 Fax: 202-224-2499
Sen. Harry Reid (D) Phone: (202) 224-3542 Fax: 202-224-7327
|Johnson, Ron - (R - WI)||Class III|
|386 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510|
|Web Form: www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact|
|Kohl, Herb - (D - WI)||Class I|
|330 HART SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510|
Web Form: www.kohl.senate.gov/contact.cfm
SPECIAL TO WISCONSIN RESIDENTS:
Petition to Wisconsin Legislators Addressing PSC Wind Siting Rules
Please Take Action
FROM Wisconsin Citizens Coalition
Dear Wisconsin Senators and Representatives:
The time is now for the Wisconsin Legislature to take action - directing the Public Service Commission to suspend and rewrite chapter PSC 128 (Wind Siting Rules). These rules were arbitrarily set without consideration for the health, welfare or safety of Wisconsin Citizens and therefore were suspended on March 1, 2011 by the
If nothing is done, this suspension will expire in a couple of weeks.
Whatever legislative effort is required to stop chapter PSC 128 at this time must be taken. If no action is taken these rules will go into effect and jeopardize the health and safety of Wisconsin citizens across the state.
There are several bills in the State Senate and State Assembly that address this issue. Please ask legislative leadership to move these bills forward and schedule a vote. We know that you are receiving information from a number of perspectives on this issue. We are urging you not to buy into the illusions of green energy and jobs
Attached are [the names of] more than 700 Wisconsin voters in support of the action this letter respectfully requests.
The people of Wisconsin appreciate your consideration,
Wisconsin Citizens Coalition
“Wisconsin Citizens Coalition” is made up of the following organizations from across the state:
BCCRWE, Brown County Citizens for Responsible Wind Energy – Brown County
CCCRE, Calumet County Citizens for Responsible Energy – Calumet County
Concerned Citizens of Smelser & Paris Township, Grant County residents – Grant County
Concerned Citizens of Trempealeau County – Trempealeau, Monroe, Rock, La Crosse, and Dane counties
Forest Voice – St Croix County
Forward Wind Factory Victims Coalition – Fond du Lac County
Glenmore Constitutional Coalition – Brown County
Western Wisconsin Landowners Alliance – Monroe County
WINDCOWS, Wisconsin Independent Citizens Opposing Wind Turbine Sites – Manitowoc & Kewaunee Counties
This coalition of citizen groups is the author of the "Wisconsin Citizens Safe Wind Siting Guidelines"