Making Clean Energy Toxic October 27, 2012 : 4:49 PM

The Koch Brothers have made making clean energy toxic in Washington a political goal:

“The wind energy industry faces a lame duck fight in the House of Representatives over extending the expiring production tax credit. The tax credit has broad bipartisan support, and considering that 81 percent ofU.S. wind projects are installed in Republican districts, GOP lawmakers have a good reason to support it.”

“But with Koch Industries and fossil fuel groups mobilizing to defeat the credit, its future after 2012 is uncertain. The American Energy Alliance, which has Koch ties, told Politico Pro this week that it aims to make the credit a toxic issue for House Republicans: (Article requires subscription access):”

“Our goal is to make the PTC so toxic that it makes it impossible for John Boehner to sit at a table with Harry Reid and say, ‘Yeah, I can bend on this one,’” said Benjamin Cole, spokesman for the American Energy Alliance.”

Source: Climate Progress