Bill regulating wind turbines criticized as ‘poorly’ written, a blueprint for killing development

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The wind industry teamed with civic leaders, municipal officials, environmentalists and property owners on Thursday, unleashing a torrent of criticism against a bill limiting wind turbines.

They sharply criticized a bill they say requires such extensive setbacks for wind turbines that it would not only bring the wind industry to a halt, but would also be a blueprint for killing development in other ways.

"We truly do believe this bill is a siren call for anyone looking to stop development in the state of Kansas," said Kimberly Svaty, representing the Advanced Power Alliance, a group comprising 36 energy companies. This . . .

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