The largest remaining tall-grass prairie in Texas is getting solar panels. Environmentalists can’t stop it.
The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex 90 miles to the southwest is expanding at an extraordinary rate, and there is increasing demand for reliable, clean energy — especially in light of a failure of the electricity grid in the state last year. But a planned solar facility on a 3,594-acre tract of land outside Paris, Tex., has environmental groups searching for a way to save a property they consider a living museum. They’re coming up short.