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Update on Taxes

I wrote a few days ago that the word from The Hill was that the Democrats were going to revive the rescission of tax breaks for the oil industry and try again to extend tax credits for renewables.  Reuters reports that this is definitely on for after the Presidents' week break.  See this in which House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel is quoted: "The American taxpayer should not be subsidizing oil and gas companies during times of record profits and record prices at the pump. Instead, we need an energy plan that reduces our dependency on foreign oil and invests in clean, renewable technology that will create jobs here in America."  Here we go again.  Fasten your seatbelts.



Bill Hewitt

Bill Hewitt has been an environmental activist and professional for nearly 25 years. He was deeply involved in the battle to curtail acid rain, and was also a Sierra Club leader in New York City. He spent 11 years in public affairs for the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, and worked on environmental issues for two NYC mayoral campaigns and a presidential campaign. He is a writer and editor and is the principal of Hewitt Communications. He has an M.S. in international affairs, has taught political science at Pace University, and has graduate and continuing education classes on climate change, sustainability, and energy and the environment at The Center for Global Affairs at NYU. His book, "A Newer World - Politics, Money, Technology, and What’s Really Being Done to Solve the Climate Crisis," will be out from the University Press of New England in December.

Areas of Focus:
the policy, politics, science and economics of environmental protection, sustainability, energy and climate change