Meeting focuses on battling ‘wind farms'
Ladd said the purpose of tonight's meeting is to get concerned taxpayers who don't like the idea of "wasting our tax dollars, increasing our electric bills and diminishing our property values 30 to 40 percent" involved. "If it were not for the tax credits involved, we would not have wind turbines being constructed in the state of Texas," Ladd said. "... It's the biggest waste of tax dollars I have ever seen."
May 30, 2007
by Doug Myers
in Stephenville Empire-Tribune
Bob Ladd owns a ranch northwest of Stephenville -- and he hates the idea of "wind farms" coming to the area.
In fact, Ladd hates the idea so much that he's launched a campaign against commercial windmills locating in Erath County.
And tonight, a Ladd-promoted meeting to inform the public about the so-called evils of windmill farms is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Henderson Junior High School.
"We have one of the most scenic areas in Texas, and this is absolutely going to ruin our area," Ladd said Wednesday. "I've been a taxpayer in Erath County since 1994, and I hate to see... [continue via Web link]