Wind turbine limits sputter in Legislature


Republican state Sen. Mike Thompson's drive to put limits on renewable energy development in Kansas is running out of gas.

Thompson, a critic of renewable energy, started the session introducing more than a half dozen bills aimed at limiting renewable energy development.

Thompson's goal was to put restrictions on an industry he believes is imposing its will on communities across the state, although critics said the bills were flawed and would shut down an industry based on unsound science.

It wasn't a new issue for the Kansas Legislature, but it may end the same.

As the Legislature . . .


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