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John Droz: States Leading the Way in Protecting National Security and Military Bases from Wind Farm Siting Problems

August 1, 2017

Wind farms sited too close to military bases are hampering military readiness and operations; under Trump we have an opportunity to improve national security by changing how wind farm siting decisions are made.

During the Obama administration the wind industry was put in charge of siting wind farms near military bases. This resulted in wind farms being sited too close to military bases, hampering military readiness and operations. States, including Texas and North Carolina, are taking the lead in protecting national defense from boondoggle wind operations. As Congress considers the national defense authorization bill, it has the opportunity to put national security ahead of the wishes of green energy lobbyists.
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H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., is a Heartland senior fellow on environmental policy and the managing editor of Environment & Climate News.