(Originally produced for Texas Rural Land News & Review which merged with The Texana Review in March 2008)
Jerry Patterson is the Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, the oldest state agency in Texas. He is an avid proponent of alternative energy sources for Texas which, of course, includes wind energy.
A Texas A & M graduate, Commissioner Patterson served in the United States Marine Corps in Vietnam and afterwards in the Marine Corps Reserve.
He also served as a state senator for District 11 before being elected Land Commissioner.
His and his agency’s job is to manage over 20.4 million acres of state land and Commissioner Patterson is not shy about advocating the development of wind energy on some of that land.
I thought it important to hear from Commissioner Patterson about wind energy’s impact on land value.
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