Pentagon clears Kansas wind power projects

The Defense Department says a half-dozen wind energy projects planned in Kansas would have little or no effect on military missions.

The Pentagon issued a report Thursday on its review of 249 renewable wind energy projects in 35 states and Puerto Rico. The department found no problems with 229 of the wind turbines projects.

The report cleared all six of the Kansas wind farm projects reviewed. They’re located in Cimarron, El Dorado (el doh-RAY’-doh), Ensign, Lakin, Pratt and Ulysses. Defense officials also said in the report that renewable projects will help the U.S. maintain its energy security.