Wind Industry Furious That Wyoming Is Taxing Wind Turbines
The Daily Caller discusses Wyoming's plan to raise taxes on a wind power project with Myron Ebell.
Construction on thePower Company of Wyoming’s 1,000 wind turbines is scheduled to start next year, but when fully developed, the project would create fewer than 150 jobs in Wyoming. That’s not many jobs when compared to other manufacturing industries. The oil and gas downturn cost Wyoming 5,400 jobs in 2015 alone.
“So the power to tax is the power to destroy after all,” Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “But the wind lobby already knew this when they campaigned for Obama’s war on coal. Maybe the proposal should be called the Poetic Justice Tax.”
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