From the background music, this is clearly intended to be a promotional video
in support of industrial wind energy developments.
When you imagine this being done to Kansas wetlands, native prairies,
migratory flyways, and our woodlands, it's . . . . . unimaginable
There’s growing evidence that industrial wind projects have a negative impact on local wildlife and its crucial habitat, like native prairie, wetlands, and woodlands. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism has guidelines for siting wind turbines to protect these habitats, but they’re very often ignored by developers.
The wind energy industry strongly denies that industrial wind energy developments have, or will have, negative effects on nearby property values. They routinely cite outdated, or questionable studies. Several unbiased studies, and realtor‘s experiences, are now showing that this simply isn’t true.
There is more and more emerging data showing a direct correlation between industrial wind developments and human health issues like migraine headaches, cardiac complications, seizures, etc. A key concern currently being studied, is the effect that infrasound, produced by big turbines, has on organs and body tissue.
Complaints about living near industrial wind turbines are often dismissed as annoyances, but not life threatening. Nuisances, like shadow flicker and
audible sound, still have an impact
on our well-being and quality of life.
Many are shocked to learn there are no federal or state safety standards for how far wind turbines should be placed (sited) from non-participating property owners, migratory flyways, public roadways, public and private wildlife preserves, and cities.
Unfortunately, property owners who've signed leases with developers often become aware of restrictions the lease attaches to their land, and the use of it, after it’s too late to protect their property rights and interests.