Bennet explained how Congress has not extended a substantial tax credit making it financially feasible for the wind industry to compete with other subsidized energy sources such as coal and oil, and how it is causing workers to loose their jobs.
"Congress has not gotten its job done. Colorado is the third-leading producer of wind in this country and the largest manufacturer of wind turbines in the United States, and we're already seeing layoffs," Bennet said.
If a tax credit is not issued to the wind industry, Bennet fears more workers will be laid off.
"I know this is going to get extended. That's what is so painful about this. These political games will just keep delaying, delaying and delaying it," Bennet said.
Bennet responded to the argument that wind energy is to expensive by saying "wind energy is getting cheaper every year. The engineering is getting better and none of these tax credits whether its wind or oil should be permanent. These new industries need support," Bennet said.
Doug Lamborn, R-CO, had an opposing few to the wind industry.
"The dirty little secret is that even if the current wind production ends ... projects already in the pipeline will enjoy another 10 years of subsidies we cannot continue throwing money into the wind chasing an inefficient energy source," Lamborn said.
In response, Bennet called Lamborn an "outlier," saying that every other member of the congressional delegation - Democrat or Republican support this tax credit, including President Obama and Karl Rove.
Nate Chisholm contributed to this report.
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