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The Sierra Club, which kicked off a nationwide ad blitz targeting Congress members for inaction on the wind production tax credit (PTC) in June, has launched another ad campaign. During Congress' recess, the organization will run digital ads throughout Illinois thanking members of the state's congressional delegation for supporting the incentive and wind energy.

These new ads thank each of the signers of a letter originating with U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., who led several members of the Illinois congressional delegation in asking U.S. House Speaker John Boehner to bring legislation that includes a PTC extension to the House floor for a vote. Additionally, Duckworth wrote an op-ed recently in the Daily Herald on the importance of developing renewable energy to strengthen national security and support our troops.

“With Congress in recess, these ads congratulate and encourage most of Illinois’ congressional delegation for protecting public health and creating good-paying jobs,” says Dave Hamilton, director of clean energy for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. “Unfortunately, some other representatives are letting those benefits blow away by failing to act to renew the PTC.”

An example of the ads can be found here.



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