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A group that advocates for renewable energy is targeting Kansas' four U.S. representatives who are opposed to renewing a tax credit for wind energy production.
The Climate + Energy Project, a Kansas-based nonprofit group, is trying to gather at least 5,000 signatures urging Reps. Tim Huelskamp, Mike Pompeo, Kevin Yoder and Lynn Jenkins to support extending the tax credit.
A spokeswoman for the Kansas group says the signature drive started after Siemens Wind Power announced that it planned to lay off 256 of its 408 workers at its Hutchinson plant. The company says confusion over the future of the tax credit caused a sharp drop in orders for next year.
The Hutchinson News reports Siemens employees are circulating their own letter to the Kansas congressional delegation.