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Wind turbine lights curtailed under bill headed to KS governor

(AP) — Flashing red lights atop wind turbines would be curtailed to improve nighttime views under a bill that has been sent to the Kansas governor. 

If signed by Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly, it would require installation of light-mitigating technology on new and existing wind farms. 

A Topeka newspaper reports that the aircraft detection lighting system technology would turn off the lights except for when aircraft are near. 

Republican Rep. Lisa Moser, of Wheaton, said aircraft aren’t near a wind farm about 97% of the time the lights are blinking.

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