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Obama White House, campaign highlighting wind energy in Iowa

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WASHINGTON---The Obama campaign, working in tandem with the White House--that's the incumbent advantage--is pushing the GOP controlled House to extend tax credits for wind energy companies. President Barack Obama is jabbing Congress over wind tax credits today in Iowa

From a campaign official:

"Obama will push Congress to extend the production
tax credit for wind energy companies right now to create American jobs and
support American businesses and manufacturers, and highlight the clear choice
Iowans have in this election on this critical issue. In a moment when homegrown
American energy like wind is creating new jobs in states like Iowa, Mitt Romney
wants to end tax credits for wind energy producers. 37,000 jobs across this
country that depend on wind energy - including 7,000 jobs in Iowa, more than in
any other state."

From the Department of Energy:

"The Energy Department released a new report today highlighting strong growth in the U.S. wind energy market in 2011, increasing the U.S. share of clean energy and supporting tens of thousands of jobs, and underscoring the importance of continued policy support and clean energy tax credits to ensure that the manufacturing and jobs associated with this booming global industry remain in America."

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