Published on August 2nd, 2008 | by Courtney Carlisle Bolton10
T. Boone Pickens Out for Water, Not Wind
August 2nd, 2008 by Courtney Carlisle Bolton
Texas billionaire, T. Boone Pickens, is causing quite a stir across the nation with his bold Picken’s Plan to build the largest wind farm in the nation. In fact, he has caused such a commotion, that everyone seems to be forgetting about Mesa Water.
Pickens’ company, Mesa Water, bought more than 200,000 acres of ground water rights in Roberts County, Texas. Estimating that he could make more than $1 billion off of the $75 million investment over the next few decades, Pickens wants to drain the Ogallala Aquifer to meet the demand for water in west Texas.
This video from Zaproot, The Truth About the Pickens Plan, is very entertaining and does a great job of explaining the slight of hand trick that Pickens seems to be playing with wind, water and the dreaded emminent domain.
For Related Post on T. Boone Pickens:
- T. Boone Pickens Knows Energy and So Does George Chapman
- Picken’s Plan Spins the Wind Turbine
- Pickens Says Peak Oil Reached
- Who Does Rainwater Belong to?
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