WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo has joined a Republican push in Washington to end all energy tax credits.
Pompeo, who represents the Wichita area, is sponsoring House legislation ending the production tax credit for electricity produced from renewable resources such as wind, biomass and hydropower.
He was joined at a Washington news conference Thursday by Republican Sens. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin.
The legislation would also end tax credits for plug-in electric and fuel cell vehicles, alternative fuel mixtures, clean coal investment and oil and gas production from marginal wells.
Pompeo says he wants to create a level playing field for energy companies. Some other lawmakers from states like Kansas that are trying to develop wind energy support the wind energy tax credits.