Wyden calls for crackdown on Chinese solar panel imports


Senator Wyden called on President Obama to protect the U.S. from cheap, subsidized Chinese solar imports.

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Senator Wyden called on President Obama to protect the U.S. from cheap, subsidized Chinese solar imports.

[Sen. Wyden] said Chinese manufacturers were reaping the benefits of “unscrupulous trade practices” that gave them an advantage over US firms.

Wyden indicated he would initiate legislative action if the president was unwilling to respond.

His call comes after a number of significant US solar manufacturers have sought bankruptcy protection this year, including Solyndra, Evergreen Solar and SpectraWatt.

“The American solar industry is facing unparalleled challenges and without the leadership of your administration this industry may disappear, leaving behind additional workers without employment,” Wyden wrote in a letter to the President.

Read more at BrighterEnergy.org.

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