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DENVER (AP) — Wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems is laying off 75 workers at its blade factory in Brighton.

The announcement on Tuesday comes after the company cut 30 jobs in Brighton and 90 at its tower factory in Pueblo.

The jobs are being cut because a federal wind production tax credit expires in December.

U.S. Sen. Mark Udall says the industry is being politicized in Congress and he believes extending the tax credits should be a top priority when lawmakers return to Washington.

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