By Phillip Brownlee – The Wichita Eagle | August 5, 2012
Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, applauded GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s announcement last week that he wants wind-energy tax credits to expire at the end of this year. “For the better part of my first term in Congress, I have been working to halt the practice of using taxpayer dollars to pick winners and losers in our energy markets,” Pompeo said. “I’m thankful for Gov. Romney’s strong stance in favor of ending the 20-year-old wind-production tax credit this year.” Gov. Sam Brownback and Kansas Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts support extending the tax credit and have noted how the credits have helped spur wind-energy production in Kansas. A bill extending the credit cleared the Senate Finance Committee last week, with Roberts voting for the extension.