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Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the Biden Administration’s proposed rule for the 45V hydrogen production tax credit: 

“I have serious questions that this proposed rule will hinder our ability to produce clean hydrogen to power the U.S.’s energy future. Further, it appears that this rule may cut out of the equation Pennsylvania workers and businesses that are ready and willing to lead the way on hydrogen power. Pennsylvania jobs are at stake, and I am going to keep pushing the Administration to listen to Pennsylvanians, especially those in energy communities, and ensure our Commonwealth is poised to take full advantage of this tax credit in the way that Congress intended.”

The 45V clean hydrogen production tax credit was passed in the Inflation Reduction Act to jumpstart clean hydrogen production throughout the United States. This proposed rule may impact Pennsylvania’s ability to participate in both the Mid-Atlantic Clean Hydrogen Hub and the Appalachian Regional Clean Hydrogen Hub, as well as other innovative hydrogen projects. Last week, Senator Casey expressed concern about this proposed rule on a call with White House officials and committed to continuing to push them to change the rule and let Pennsylvania lead the way in hydrogen.