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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
(202) 224-5323
Web Form: www.ronjohnson.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contact
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Kohl, Herb - (D - WI) Class I
(202) 224-5653

Web Form: www.kohl.senate.gov/contact.cfm


Petition to Wisconsin Legislators Addressing PSC Wind Siting Rules

Please Take Action

FROM Wisconsin Citizens Coalition

February 27, 2012

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
JCRAR stating that its contents "create an emergency relating to public health, safety, or welfare; are arbitrary and capricious; and impose an undue hardship on landowners and residents adjacent to wind turbine sites".

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
presented by multi-national companies who use federal tax dollars and credits to build these industrial wind turbine projects. We are asking you to stand up for the health and welfare of the citizens of our state.

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
P. O. Box 703
Denmark, WI 54208

“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"
Link: http://psc.wi.gov/apps35/ERF_view/viewdoc.aspx?docid=157326


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