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ABSTRACT Renewable energy resources have received increased attention because of impacts of fossil fuels on global climate change. In Kansas, USA, optimal sites for wind energy development often overlap with preferred habitats of the Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido), a lek-mating prairie grouse of conservation concern. We tested for potential effects of energy development on male Greater Prairie-Chickens in north-central Kansas. We captured males at 23 leks located 0.04 to 28 km from wind turbines during a 2-yr preconstruction period (2007–2008) . . .More »
A friend recently asked for my comments on the May 2009 “ACORE 20 GW Plan for Kansas” report, which claims that Kansas could get 20,000 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity from “renewable” energy sources (more than 18,000 MW coming from wind) and enjoy economic benefits. I had heard of the ACORE report when it was issued but had not taken the time to read it since ACORE reports generally are biased and designed to promote the interest of ACORE members . . .More »
SYLLABUS BY THE COURT 5. Under the facts of this case, the Board of County Commissioners’ amendment of its zoning regulations to prohibit commercial wind farms in its entire county of approximately 800 square miles was a legislative action. 6. Aesthetics and conformance with a governing body’s comprehensive plan may be considered as bases for zoning rulings. 7. Zoning is not to be based upon a plebiscite of the neighbors; neighborhood objections alone are not legally sufficient to support land . . .More »
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