Corpus Christi, Texas, gets ‘creative’ to block BigWind

We started blogging about this in December and then, again, in April, as this community struggled with the reality of their future. Corpus Christi would soon be surrounded and blocked from future residential and economic growth by, yet, another industrial wind site. Developers talked of no longer wishing to build family subdivisions because of property DEvaluation. Some farmers may not like this option, but it may be the last one they have, as long as our government continues to subsidize the growth of these projects. Could you do this in your community to protect limited areas????……

Despite an effort by a wind farm developer to come to a compromise with the City over several concerns, the City is moving ahead with plans to annex some of the property where a new wind farm project is planned.

Council members discussed the annexation Tuesday in executive session, one day after Apex Clean Energy, based in Virginia, sent an email promising to scale back the development to satisfy city concerns….

“There are some details that we need to sort out and get some answers for. Were doing some due diligence,” Pierson said. “I think annexation is one of the tools that we have in our toolbox to make sure that our community grows the right way.”

via City Moving Ahead with Annexing Land to Prevent Wind Farm Develo – South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend.