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Oklahoma wind incentives waning

State looking at production tax, cap on enticements

By SEAN MURPHY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

This article was published February 13, 2018 at 2:02 a.m.

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Wind turbines are pictured near El Reno, Okla., last spring. Oklahoma has encouraged the growing wind-generation industry over the past 15 years with tax breaks and other incentives, but state budget deficits have prompted legislators to reverse course, and they are now looking to impose a new production tax on the industry.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- As Oklahoma sought to diversify its oil- and gas-powered economy in the early 2000s, policymakers rolled out the red carpet for the burgeoning wind industry, offering generous state tax incentives and access to windy, inexpensive tracts of land.

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