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Democrats Try to Extend Wind, Solar Aid They Agreed to Let Die

May 15, 2019, 9:19 AM

Tax credits worth billions of dollars for the wind and solar industries are set to expire or begin phasing out next year—part of a 2015 deal Democrats struck that ended a 40-year-old ban on the export of crude oil.

But some Democrats are seeking to extend the credits, saying President Donald Trump’s tariffs on solar panels and moves to roll back Obama-era climate-related policies has changed the equation.

“We had a change election, we’ve got new leadership in the halls of Congress and we’ve got an opportunity to seize,” Representative Haley Stevens, a Michigan Democrat elected last November, said in...

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