Big Wind Senators are trying to sneak industrial wind welfare into the Transportation Bill.

This email alert from Lisa Linowes:

Folks -- We have a situation...

Today, the Senate voted to end debate on the Transportation bill. The vote failed (did not get 60 votes). Republican's held out for non-germane amendments they wanted in the bill.

I was just informed that Big Wind senators are now trying to sneak in an extension to the PTC. It is NOT coming as Bennet's amendment 1709 but through possible new language offered by Senator Cantwell (D-WA).

My contact in the Senate wrote -- "Please make calls .... Things are moving very fast. I don't have a lot of details yet."

Our message has to be short and to the point: "Vote NO on any extension of the PTC."

If the text gets into the bill, it most likely will be voted on individually. Best that it not get in at all. As soon as I learn anything more I will pass it on.

Thank you all for staying with us at this critical time. Please call or email me if you have questions