A $22 billion Democrat boondoggle in the Panhandle
Since these five turbines can’t pay their own way without government subsidies—which also have to pay for the continual, imperative maintenance often neglected by private owners—plans for building them at Pantex, the federal nuke weapons factory and storage outside Amarillo, makes more sense than the ones on private land supposedly intended to, ahem, turn a profit.
Pantex’s federal land presumably will have the further advantage of the EPA turning a blind bureaucratic eye away from all the eagles and other birds these monsters are projected to start killing next summer. While producing supposedly enough electricity to run only sixty percent of the plant. And all for just $4.5 billion each. Each.
One of the contractors is Bechtel, a little firm that was accused of war-profiteering in Iraq in 2006. Can you say Democrat boondoggle with under-the-table payoffs all around? I knew you could.