Iowa’s Largest Newspaper At Odds With Romney On Wind Tax Credit
Iowa’s largest newspaper, the Des Moines Register — a paper that endorsed Mitt Romney for the Iowa caucuses — has an editorial touting the benefits of the wind production tax credit. Last week, Mitt Romney’s campaign said he would let the wind production tax credit expire at the end of 2012, drawing criticism from Iowa Republicans like Gov. Terry Brandstad and Rep. Tom Latham.
The Register criticized the lack of action on the tax credit: “The playing field is uneven now in large part because of more than a century of investment in exploration and infrastructure made by consumers who pay utility bills to companies that use coal, natural gas and nuclear fuel.” Iowa is only behind Texas in having the most wind generation capacity in the U.S.