Take Action: Tax Credits for Wind Resources on Reservations

 

Currently, Native American tribes aren’t eligible for the federal production tax credit available to non-tribal project owners under law.

Without this 2 cents per kWh tax credit, it is much harder for wind farms to get built on reservations.  

Action Info Below

Two bills, S.2520 and the H.R. 1954 propose changing the tax code to allow tribes to benefit from the tax credit.

Please contact the members of the Senate Committee on Finance, the House Committee on Ways and Means and your Washington representatives and tell them you want Native American tribes to get this tax credit so they will be able to build more wind farms on tribal lands.

Note that most members of Congress are on vacation from D.C. and it may be easier to contact them through their district offices until after both party’s conventions.  Regardless, emails sent through their contact forms, your calls or faxes will be there when they return to work.  Please, don’t put off acting because they are not in D.C..


Senate Bill: S.2520

www.washingtonwatch.com

S. 2520 would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Indian tribal governments to transfer the credit for electricity produced from renewable resources.

Status of the Legislation

Latest Major Action: 12/19/2007: Referred to Senate committee.

Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


House Bill: H.R. 1954

www.washingtonwatch.com

H.R. 1954 would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to allow Indian tribal governments to transfer the credit for electricity produced from renewable resources.

Status of the Legislation

Latest Major Action: 4/19/2007: Referred to House committee.

Status: Referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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Members of the two committees can be found by clicking on the linked committee names above.

Information courtesy of Native Energy’s July Newsletter

Even if your congress member is not on the above committees, it would be a good thing to contact them about this disparity.  If needed, you can use Congress.org to find your reps.

Thank you for taking a moment to make some calls.

1 Comment

  1. Sorry I have not been around much.  Probably won’t be until fall.  Summer is just a busy time and on top of normal ceremonies, company, garden and yard mowing that is part of every year – I’ve been dealing with trying to fix a leaky roof and some health issues with no money or insurance, failure of my Internet satellite system and . . . life…  

    You know how that goes.  I am with you in spirit, even when I can’t be with you on-line.

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