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Portales News-Tribune: Udall: Wind energy tax credit crucial to state

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., said he plans to demand an extension of the wind energy production tax credit on the Senate floor Thursday, a tax credit he feels has been instrumental in creating jobs in New Mexico.

On his weekly radio call, Udall pleaded his case for the extension of the tax credit in an attempt to save it before it expires at the end of the year.

“Clean energy innovation is creating jobs in states like New Mexico and we should continue encouraging that growth,” Udall said.

“In New Mexico we have enough wind power either already built or currently under construction to power 200,000 homes,” Udall said.