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Making a Difference

For Immediate Release: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009

WASHINGTON – There is no question that America faces an environmental and energy crisis. Today the American Wind Energy Association reports that Iowa has the second-greatest wind energy generating capacity, topped only by Texas and surpassing third-ranked California. Iowa’s dramatic commitment to wind power demonstrates that government involvement and the actions of individual lawmakers can make a difference in creating a sustainable energy future for America.

Iowa Senator Charles Grassley (R), who authored the first wind energy production tax credit in 1992, has been a leader in crafting national legislation that has helped to advance wind energy development for his state. As ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Senator Grassley has been consistently working to include wind-energy incentives in stimulus legislation.

“Many politicians are good at talking about renewable energy development, but Senator Grassley is the rare breed that delivers, and Iowans are better off because of it,” said Craig Cox, EWG Midwest Vice President from EWG’s offices in Ames, IA.

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