Kansas wind energy supporters defend
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The sun sets behind wind turbines in Kingman County that are part of the Flat Ridge Wind Farm, which covers parts of Kingman, Harper and Barber counties. Travis Mounts/TSnews

By Noah TabordaKansas Reflector

Kansas wind energy representatives and advocates guaranteed a senate panel Tuesday a bill currently under consideration would end industry investment and development in the state if approved.Senate Bill 279 would establish state regulation of wind generation facilities, replacing county commission discretions on the establishment of these sites. State law would define turbine setbacks from business, homes and parks, among other areas, and set caps on sound and...

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