30 Mar '15, 2pm

One Man Working Behind-the-Scenes to Halt Oklahoma Wind Energy

One Man Working Behind-the-Scenes to Halt Oklahoma Wind Energy

Oklahoma has quietly become the 4th largest wind producing state in America after jumping several states in the rankings over the past few years. The panhandle and the northeastern part of the state have been seen as promising areas for further development, with strong winds and nearby transmission lines that enable cheap, clean electricity. However, that was before one wealthy and influential landowner started spending big to single-handedly organize a campaign to halt future wind development. Frank Robson, a multi-millionaire real estate developer, entered the wind energy debate last year when he found out a wind farm was planned near his ranch in Centralia, Okla. In those initial conversations, Robson was using the rhetoric of “NIMBYism” (not-in-my-back-yard). “Most people don’t move to the country to have an industrial unit right next to their house. How would you like...

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