Ryan Zinke

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Montana’s Republican U.S. House candidate criticized on Tuesday his Democratic opponent’s plan to create energy jobs in Montana because it failed to mention oil and gas while advocating tax credits for wind energy and certain coal mining.

Former state Sen. Ryan Zinke of Whitefish said he disagrees with John Lewis’ plan to boost biofuels and wind power production with targeted tax credits.

“Subsidies are the wrong direction,” said Zinke “I’m not against anything, but it has to be cost-effective. I support subsidizing research and development and government has a role there but not for fielded technologies.”


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