Press Release

VIDEO: Sec. Perry Refuses to Walk Back Administration’s Attack on Iowa Jobs

Earlier this week, the EPA Chief said: 'I'd do away with wind and solar tax credits'

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Washington, October 12, 2017 | Joe Hand (202-225-6576) | comments
In response to questions from Congressman Dave Loebsack, Energy Secretary Rick Perry refused to answer whether he believes that the Administration would continue to support renewable energy, including wind and solar. In his appearance in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Loebsack asked Perry to definitively state on-the-record the Administration’s commitment to renewable energy, including support for wind and solar energy, after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recently said he would do away with these important credits. In his answer, Secretary Perry refused to simply answer yes or no in regards to the Administration’s commitment to renewable energy. Video of the exchange can be found here.

“There is no hesitation among Iowans about the good jobs and boost to our rural economy that Iowa has seen because of our growing wind energy sector. I am disappointed that Secretary Perry did not unequivocally state that this Administration would continue to support renewable energy. Iowans know that wind works and is bringing good jobs to the state, boosting our rural economy and helping end our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. We must continue to support these important initiatives that are important for our rural communities.”
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