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Lawmakers hear from opponents, supporters of wind farm


February 22, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Opponents of legislation that would place restrictions on wind farm developments say such a law would hurt an industry that has invested billions of dollars in Kansas and override the rights of property owners who are paid to place wind turbines on their farms.

The proposed bill would require any new turbines to be installed at least 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) from homes and 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) from an airport, park or hunting area. The turbines would need to be equipped with radar technology to detect aircraft and activate a warning light, rather than leave the l...

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