Greenwire headlines —

SPOTLIGHT

1. RENEWABLE ENERGY:

Desperate ranchers chase after wind in vain scramble for financial lifeline

PASTURA, N.M. -- Twelve dusty miles separate lucky rancher from unlucky in this state's parched northeast corner. Lucky is Steve Tapia and his neighbors who collect $450,000 a year by leasing space on their sprawling ranches to an Australian wind developer that's planted 90 turbines there. "It does make your life better," the 78-year-old Tapia said of the royalties. "It's a lot easier than herding sheep." Down the road is unlucky Max Tenorio, who bet heavily on federal regulators approving a high-voltage power line to link his land to booming power markets on the West Coast. He lost.

Top Stories

Politics

Natural Resources

Law

Energy

Business

Air and Water

International

E&ETV's OnPoint

Compiled coverage by issue

Drought
Global Climate Debate
Pipeline Politics
Gulf Spill
Nuclear Crisis

E&E special reports

Deep Underground
Islands
Shades of Green: A Movement at Midlife
Overflow
The Range Case

E&E Services

Learn More About E&E
Start a Trial
Receive Email Alerts
Staff Directory
Employment Opportunities
Announcements

Latest Selected Headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

More headlines&nbspMore headlines

Latest E&ETV Videos