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Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper sent a letter to President Donald Trump reminding him of the tens of thousands of US solar workers, including American manufacturers, whose jobs will be lost if high tariffs are implemented.

“A decision to impose high tariffs in line with the International Trade Commission´s recommendation will lead to the layoff of tens of thousands of workers, cause companies to stop investing in the United States and bring an American economic engine screeching to a halt,” Hopper wrote.

The letter, which was also delivered to top officials across the federal government, highlighted how, in addition to jobs, both the US economy and national security are at risk if the president imposes tariffs on cells and panels that punish successful American solar companies.

The deadline for a decision in the solar trade case is January 26.

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