Apr 3, 2019 - Energy & Environment

Grassley: Trump's wind turbine comments are "idiotic"

Donald Trump and Chuck Grassley seated next to each other.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) called President Trump’s recent comments suggesting that the noise from wind turbines causes cancer, “idiotic,” AP reports.

Why it matters: Grassley authored a federal tax credit for wind power and helped push the legislation over the finish line nearly 26 years ago. Iowa has more than 4,000 wind turbines and generates approximately 40% of its electricity from wind power.

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