Going Green

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Wind Boom in West Texas

New industry is an economic stimulus. In some areas, it may be economic salvation.

In Windy West Texas, An Economic Boom

by Ben Block on July 23, 2008

This is the first feature in a weekly, three-part series on green jobs in various sectors of the global economy.

Growing up in West Texas, Larry Martin became well accustomed to the challenges of living off the land. Raised on a cotton farm outside the small town of Sweetwater, he recalls defending his family's crops from sandstorms after a hard rain. More often, he hoped the region's brutal droughts would not burn the cotton to death.

Cotton farming in West Texas is...(complete article

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