AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Fueling Freedom Project Director Doug Domenech issued the following statement on the removal of the extension of renewable energy subsidies from the must-pass reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration:

“We are pleased that leadership in the U.S. Senate removed the troublesome tax incentives and credits attached to the FAA Reauthorization bill,” said Doug Domenech. “Energy production in America should be based on the free market, not artificially propped up in ways that mask the real cost to the consumer and the taxpayer.”
 
TPPF joined Americans for Prosperity and 33 groups this month in a letter to Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) asking that expiring renewable energy subsidies not be attached to a must-pass reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. The letter argued that "green pork” provisions are not germane to the authorization bill, and favorable tax treatment was extended to renewable energy producers previously.

To view the full letter, please visit: http://txpo.li/Green-Tax-Extenders-Coalition-Letter

To schedule an interview with Mr. Domenech, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

The Honorable Doug Domenech is director of the Fueling Freedom Project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Domenech most recently served as Secretary of Natural Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia and served as White House Liaison and deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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