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‘Polls, State Chamber Frown on Oklahoma Wind Tax Proposal’

Nearly 3/4 of Oklahoma voters oppose a half-cent tax on wind-generated electricity proposed by Gov. Mary Fallin, The Oklahoman’s Paul Monies reports a poll sponsored by a wind advocacy group shows. “The State Chamber also is voicing opposition to the plan.”

Polls, State Chamber frown on Oklahoma wind tax proposal

American Wind Action commissioned polls in January and earlier this month to see how Oklahomans viewed both wind energy and a proposed wind tax, which was unveiled earlier this month by Fallin in her executive budget as one measure to plug the state’s estimated $878 million shortfall.

Seventy-two percent of respondents said they were opposed to a wind production tax, according to the poll conducted Feb. 10 and 12 by WPA Research. Among Republicans, 66 percent were opposed, while 75 percent of Democrats were opposed. Meanwhile, 82 percent of independents opposed a wind tax.

 


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Comments

  • frankklepeiss

    What kind of tax do the people of Oklahoma want if not a tax on wind energy ?…..Just asking.

  • BuffFan

    She has a responsibility to balance the budget, this means tax increases (or spending cuts). This isn’t the Federal Government and Oklahoma can’t print money.

    • Jean

      The costs of continued use of fossil fuels will keep cooking the planet and will ruin crops…No tax,,,we should subsidize wind heavily…the cost is worth it

      • BuffFan

        I live in OK, do you? The state is having serious budget issues, everyone has to contribute to the imbalance – including wind power.

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