Legislators to review wind farm tax credits

Legislators to review wind farm tax credits

House and Senate committees will hold hearings to examine the Oregon Department of Energy's decision to approve three separate tax credits worth $30 million for the Shepherds Flat wind farm.

The hearings come at the request of Rep. Jason Conger, R-Bend, who wrote the chairs and other members of the respective committees last week. In his letter, Conger cited an investigation by The Oregonian that concluded the Energy Department had ignored its own rules, the Legislature's intent and wasted $20 million of taxpayers' money by approving multiple tax credits for the project. The newspaper determined the project was only qualified for a single, $10 million credit.

 

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