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Senators Plead With Biden for Quick End to Solar-Trade Probe

  • Investigation threatens acute damage to U.S. solar, group says
  • Tariff supporters say U.S. must build solar supply chain
Inside a solar panel factory in Vietnam.

Inside a solar panel factory in Vietnam.

Photographer: Yen Duong/Bloomberg
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Nearly two dozen senators on Monday implored President Joe Biden to swiftly advance a trade probe that they said was already causing “massive disruption” in the U.S. solar industry.

The investigation into whether Chinese companies are circumventing decade-old tariffs by assembling solar cells and modules in Southeast Asia “will severely harm” American businesses and workers “as long as it continues,” the 22 senators said in a letter to Biden.