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Tax breaks for wind farms  

Credit:  The Dallas Morning News | www.dallasnews.com ~~

I read with interest several readers’ letters to the editor about the cap on residential taxes and their effect. It might be interesting for them to know about the huge tax abatements under Chapter 312 that allow massive tax breaks to large industries. Interestingly, over half of the breaks are going to wind farms.

This is billions of dollars in lost school revenue going to an industry that employs few people. I read with interest how “green” wind farms are, but yet no one seems to realize their true costs to taxpayers and our educational system. It’s massive and adds the burden of additional taxes on those of us who own our homes. It’s not the ratepayers that fund the cost of wind energy, it’s taxpayers. And the biggest loser is public education in Texas.

Barrett Reese, Yantis, Texas

Source:  The Dallas Morning News | www.dallasnews.com

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