Monday, August 06, 2007

Knollenberg Votes With Big Oil Companies

Once again, Joe Knollenberg has voted for big oil and against alternative energy.

On Friday, Joe Knollenberg voted NO on the "Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2007". [H.R. 2776, 08/04/07, Roll Call 835]

Title I of the Act describes the purpose of the Act:

Extends through 2012 the tax credit for the production of electricity from renewable resources (e.g., wind, closed and open-loop biomass, geothermal energy, small irrigation power, municipal solid waste, and qualified hydropower). Imposes a limit on such tax credit based upon investment in renewable resource facilities placed in service after 2008 in lieu of the current phaseout provisions for such credit.

This Act provided tax incentives to companies and individuals to use and develop alternative energy. It even seems to provide a tax credit to our domestic auto companies to develop and produce plug-in hybrid vehicles!

So, once again, Joe Knollenberg voted AGAINST our domestic auto industry.

Apparently Joe Knollenberg isn't concerned that we import 65% of our oil -- even though it poses such obvious national security concerns.

We Cannot Afford 2 More Years of Joe Knollenberg.

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