The U.S. House Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures (Committee on Ways & Means) is holding a hearing on member proposals related to certain tax provisions that either expired in 2011 or will expire in 2012 (also known as “tax extenders”). The hearing will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2012, in Room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building at 10:00 A.M.
Oral testimony at this hearing will be limited to Members of the House of Representatives who, as of April 25, 2012, have either introduced or co-sponsored legislation related to tax extenders during the 112th Congress.
However, any individual or organization not scheduled for an oral appearance may submit a written statement, however brief, by the close of business on Thursday, May 10, 2012, for consideration by the Committee and for inclusion in the printed record of the hearing.
For 20 years, taxpayers have propped up the wind energy industry. Despite the many tens of billions of dollars ($14 billion last year) given to them via the production tax credit, the more recent investment tax credit, and other tax and regulatory provisions, as well as loan guarantees and outright grants, the industry still comes begging.
And even after 20 years of such largesse, the industry can not show any meaningful benefit concerning any energy, pollution, or carbon problem.
Instead, rural communities have been left divided, landscapes degraded, bird and bat populations threatened, and already dwindling natural habitats destroyed.
I urge you to END the Production Tax Credit, the Investment Tax Credit, and any other federal support of industrial wind energy.
DETAILS FOR SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN COMMENTS:
To submit a submission for the record please email firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Please include the following information in the body of your email:
Organization (if applicable)
Contact E-mail Address
Title of Hearing (“Hearing on Certain Expiring Tax Provisions”)
2) Please attach your submission as a Word document in order for it to be considered for the record. Include the information of the person(s) and/or organization(s) to whom the statement will be attributed. The names of these person(s) and/or organization(s) will be listed in the Table of Contents and printed in the record. Please also include your name, organization (if applicable), address, contact phone number and email address. A supplemental sheet may be used for contact information.
The Committee relies on electronic submissions for printing the official hearing record. As always, submissions will be included in the record according to the discretion of the Committee. The Committee will not alter the content of your submission, but we reserve the right to format it according to our guidelines. Any submission provided to the Committee by a witness, any supplementary materials submitted for the printed record, and any written comments in response to a request for written comments must conform to the guidelines listed below. Any submission or supplementary item not in compliance with these guidelines will not be printed, but will be maintained in the Committee files for review and use by the Committee.
1. All submissions and supplementary materials must be provided in Word format and MUST NOT exceed a total of 10 pages, including attachments. Witnesses and submitters are advised that the Committee relies on electronic submissions for printing the official hearing record.
2. Copies of whole documents submitted as exhibit material will not be accepted for printing. Instead, exhibit material should be referenced and quoted or paraphrased. All exhibit material not meeting these specifications will be maintained in the Committee files for review and use by the Committee.
3. All submissions must include a list of all clients, persons and/or organizations on whose behalf the witness appears. A supplemental sheet must accompany each submission listing the name, company, address, telephone, and fax numbers of each witness.