Opposition to, complaints about, and lawsuits filed against wind turbines and farms are likely to increase worldwide until considerable biological, economic, environmental, and safety issues – including fires (see 1, 2), noise, and toxic emissions – are eliminated or greatly reduced (see also 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23). Last month a lawsuit led to two turbines being demolished in Massachusetts. More recently activists stopped additional wind farm development in Scotland and Page County, Iowa residents filed a lawsuit to stop a proposed wind project as well. In one Kansas county, the debate over wind farm development is also heating up.
Kansas wind turbine hearing stirs up debate
Osage County (KSNT) – Osage County hosted a public hearing Thursday night about allowing wind farms in the area.
Dozens of resident on both sides of the issue packed the Osage County Courthouse to voice their opinions on the proposal.
Proponents say installing a turbine farm would bring a huge economic boost to the community. A spokeswoman for the Auburn Harvest Wind Project says they’re ready to make an estimated $330 million dollar investment in Osage County. She said the company anticipates the project would bring in more than $50 million in tax revenue for the county and dozens of short term and permanent jobs.
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