Americans for Prosperity urges Congress to reject wind tax credits

The conservative Americans for Prosperity is pressing Congress to oppose an extension of tax credits for the wind power industry.

In a letter sent on Monday to Congress, the group argues lawmakers should “reject efforts to extend this handout for the wind energy industry” in any tax extender legislation brought forward during the lame-duck session.

“While discussions about restoring the wind production tax credit are reemerging on Capitol Hill, there remains strong opposition from your constituents and taxpayers to extending it,” the letter states.

The group, backed by billionaire donors Charles and David Koch, adds that any vote in support of the wind tax credit would be in support of “President Obama’s destructive climate action plan.”

Advocates for the tax credit argue it is a crucial part of wind power’s development into a mainstream source of electricity.