Land owners oppose wind farms in Gillespie County
County leaders are working with state legislators to change the way wind farms are regulated in Texas.
Robert Weatherford is the president of Save Our Scenic Hill Country, a group of land owners working to keep wind farms out of the area.
"You will literally be able to see them for miles. So we do think that it would destroy the scenic beauty of the Texas hill country," Weatherford said. ...Gillespie County is worried that would mean less visitors like Jones.
"That's why people come to these places, is to see the view," Jones said.
October 19, 2007
by Russell Wilde
in News 8 Austin
Spencer Jones normally spends his day behind a desk in Garland. This weekend he's visiting Fredericksburg and the hill country.
"One of the things I wanted to do was see this place," he said.
He's referring to Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.The giant granite dome attracts a quarter of a million visitors a year, many hike the trail to the summit.
Once you reach the top of Enchanted Rock you're rewarded with panoramic views. Soon that view could include more than the native hill country beauty. Wind turbines, like the kind seen near Abilene could soon begin to appear.
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