Texas Is More Hospitable than Mass. to Wind Farms

Sweetwater, Texas [Boston Globe] Like his father and grandfather before him, Johnny Ussery has always been a cattleman, tending 100 head — and a few small oil wells — on his parched, 2,500-acre ranch in the West Texas flatlands. Last January, however, Ussery decided to “change with the times.” Breaking family tradition, he sold his herd and joined an enterprise that didn’t even exist in Texas until 1995: wind energy. … Long known for its oil and gas riches, Texas now produces enough environmentally friendly wind power to light 600,000 homes, and more wind farms are on the way. That’s in sharp contrast with Massachusetts, …
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