It’s been a bit of a rollercoaster week for the wind industry across the U.S. After a production tax credit wasn’t included in an original draft of the Tax Extenders Bill. An amendment extending the credit for two years was tacked on to an April 3 draft passed by the Senate Finance Committee.
The U.S. Senate passed the farm bill Tuesday by a vote of 68-32, sending it to the president’s desk and ending years of political wrangling.
Up to five new air tankers will soon be available for fighting fires thanks to a provision in the most recent version of the Farm Bill.
A coalition led by Colorado lawmakers in Congress has reinstated critical funding that helps rural counties that contain large amounts of federal land.
Some good news for towns hit hardest by September’s flooding. U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced availability of nearly $63 million in federal recovery funds to help individuals and communities rebuild.