West Texas Town Builds Future Prosperity around Wind Power
Bill Hanna Fort Worth Star-Telegram, THE JOURNAL RECORD
McCAMEY, Texas -- In this small west Texas town where oil was once king, another source of energy is turning on the horizon.
Lining the 3,000-foot mesas that surround the small town of McCamey are hundreds of wind turbines that shimmer in the morning sunlight.
Billed as the wind-energy capital of Texas -- and by some residents as the next wind capital of the world -- McCamey is hoping that wind power will replace oil and gas as the region's economic gusher.
Like wildcatters before them, wind experts from Great Britain, Germany and Japan have intermingled with old-time ranchers in this distant locale. Add in power companies from as far away as …
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