Lawmakers seek study of ‘potential adverse’ effects from wind, solar, electric power


Lawmakers moved on Monday to order a broad study of the health and environmental effects of wind turbines, power transmission lines, solar panels and so-called "hydrogen hubs."

The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget Committee on Monday approved a budget amendment that allocated $400,000 to study the health implications of various energy sources.

The amendment directs the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to hire an independent consultant to undertake a study of the potential adverse affects of wind turbines, transmission lines, solar panel and hydrogen hubs.

The amendment also bars the environmental division of the state health . . .


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