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Clean Energy Supporters Begin to Make Inroads With Republican Policymakers

March 16, 2018

Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), the ranking Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resource Committee, railed against House lawmakers for “holding back the American economy” with what she characterized as uninformed attitudes toward renewable energy during an event in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday.

“I guarantee you, in the Senate, there is bipartisan anger…at our House colleagues for this stingy approach to tax extenders on renewable energy,” said Cantwell, referring to a fight over whether to extend credits for “orphan” energy technologies that were left out of the Republican tax overhaul. The credits were ultimately saved in a budget bill passed last month.

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