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Wednesday, November 3, 2010 • Posted November 3, 2010

My brief journalistic ( I use the word lightly) endeavors most distinguished critic up until now have been my sixth grade granddaughter’s criticism of my lack of computer skills and utterly boring content. However last week my piece on who’s who and what’s what was criticized for my having misstating history and suggesting that the feds had a role in the whole Texas CREZ process. Surprisingly the other unsigned and therefore unprinted letter to the editor complained of my basically giving the federal folks a mild pass and not exposing them by following the money and showing the true extent of their intentions and the true costs associated with this project. All I can say is thank you Shotgun Willy and Paul Spradley of the Wind Coalition for elevating my humble effort at clarity by further clarifying it. I would also add , that I have always subscribed to the theory "that where there is grain there is rats". With federal tax credits, accelerated depreciation , and a whole lot of other stuff we didn’t cover in my "accounting for dummies , the cowboy version", there is a big pile of grain out there to feed a whole barn full of rats. Bundling all that stuff up and trading it as federal energy credits make it all the more lucrative for the right people with the right connections. I stand corrected and again would state that these are my personal views and are not to be confused with serious editorial content.

The P-Line direct testimony and cross rebuttal is drawing to a close at the hearing in Austin. I spent Thursday giving my short answers to the CVA lawyer and listened to our hired expert witnesses and our home grown version of experts and was once again impressed by the job our lawyers have done and the level of professional expertise that was brought to the table by all our witnesses. Many testimonies were waved for cross which allowed the written testimonies to be entered into evidence without rebuttal. Everything seems to be going well at this stage of the hearing. Call if you want further details . Ron Crocker 325-347-6378, Lee McMillan 325-347-6378, or Lee Lasater 325-347 -9400.

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