Renewable Tax Exemption Hits a Snag

Cheyenne, WY – The Wyoming legislature battling over a bill that is intended to provide a sales and use tax exemption to build more wind turbines and develop other renewable resources in the state. Early this session, the bill changed when the House added nuclear energy to the list of things that could be exempted. Senators thought it changed the purpose of the bill and removed the amendment. But members of the house want nuclear in the bill and have failed to agree approve a compromise bill. Riverton Representative David Miller thinks nuclear energy should be part of any environmentally sound energy solution in the state. Representative Tom Lockhart wanted the house to agree to the compromise and he fears that bill could be in trouble. The legislature plans to adjourn Thursday.