The answer, my friend, is blowing in Wyoming
October 3, 2011 8:59 AM Subscribe
The best wind in America is in Wyoming. It is a door-snapping, heart-pounding wind that barrels in from the west, chasing the truckers along Interstate 80 as they race to make Omaha by nightfall. It is sometimes described with words ordinarily associated with dark chocolate or exceptional pinot noir. It has been called dense, world-class, consistently extraordinary, special, and fabulous.
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. Advocates of wind power though are faced with a conundrum.
It doesn't help that the state is in denial about climate change. But amusingly, the power of the buck can help. "Gov. Matt Mead, who took office in January, is also one of those [climate change] skeptics, but he's focused on jobs and smart enough to understand that his views on science don't matter much in the marketplace....Mead says Wyoming ought to stay agnostic about the sources of power that flow from the state. He says leases to wind farms could keep some ranch families on the land, and the appeal of wind energy might help lure data centers.