President Obama, Congress Save Wind Power in Fiscal Cliff Agreement

For Immediate Release

Environment California’s Federal Field Associate, Sean Carroll released the following statement:

"President Obama and clean energy champions including Senator Boxer helped make this a happy holiday for our health and our environment by extending critical tax credits for wind energy.

“Wind powers nearly 13 million homes across the country already, and in California avoids as much global warming pollution as taking 897,000 cars off the road each year.  Our current national wind energy capacity also reduces air pollution by avoiding 137,000 pounds of smog-forming emissions and 91,000 pounds of soot-forming emissions every year.

“We applaud our leaders for recognizing these tremendous benefits to our health and environment, and for acting to ensure the continued development of pollution-free wind energy.”