Senate Blocks Clean Energy Tax Credit Measures

Law360, New York (March 13, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Tuesday rejected an amendment to transportation legislation that would have extended an array of expiring clean energy tax incentives, but shot down a competing amendment to eliminate more than a dozen tax breaks for renewables and fossil fuels.

Both amendments fell short of the 60 votes needed to be tacked onto the Senate’s transportation authorization bill, S. 1813.

One measure, introduced by Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., would have extended a long-running production tax credit for wind energy, a clean technology manufacturing tax...
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