Power of wind energy not yet realized in Pratt County
Wind turbines interfere with agriculture, especially with aerial application of herbicides, pesticides and fungicides, he said. Another detractor is this area's location on a major fall migratory route for whooping cranes, an endangered species.
June 30, 2012
by Carol Bronson
in Pratt Tribune
Pratt, Kan. - Pratt County has a great potential for harnessing the wind for power, but hasn't taken advantage.
"It's really, really backwards to be so close to Greensburg, with all that green technology," said Donna Wygle, a local farmer, landowner and self-described environmentalist.
In 2010 her family leased ground to BP Wind Energy for the placement of wind turbines on the farm; however this spring the Pratt County Commission passed a resolution requiring an 8-mile setback of turbines from Pratt Regional Airport. The land sits within that circle.
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