Sierra Club Statement on Mitt Romney’s Opposition to Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–July 31, 2012.  Yesterday, the campaign of Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Romney is opposed to extending the vital Wind Energy Production Tax Credit that supports 75,000 American clean energy jobs.

Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune Released the Following Statement in Response: 

“We’d all heard Romney had a history of shipping American jobs overseas, but this is just proof that he’s for eliminating them altogether. Even with tens of thousands of American jobs on the line in the very states he needs to win in November, Romney is more interested in padding the profits of his big polluter campaign donors than helping American workers stay in their jobs.

Romney has billionaire polluters financing his campaign, calling the shots on his policies, and even serving as his surrogates. So, it’s no surprise that he’s siding with big oil and big coal, and turning his back on a bipartisan effort to keep tens of thousands of Americans at work in wind energy jobs that protect our air, our water, and the health of our families.

By opposing the Wind Energy Production Tax Credit, Mitt Romney has made it abundantly clear: he is not serious about creating American jobs.”

See a state-by-state list of jobs supported by the wind industry here.


The Sierra Club Voter Education Fund seeks to educate voters about the records of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates by highlighting their extreme positions on public health and other issues of critical importance to the American people and encourage the public to find out more about the candidates and their positions on these issues.