Controversial solar farm approved near Lawrence, Kansas

A green field. In the middle of the field is an art piece made of dirt and grass that depicts a young farmer. Around the outside of the circle it reads "Save Prime Soil" "Relocate Utility Soil"



After nine hours of testimony, County Commissioners in Lawrence, Kansas approved a permit to allow construction of a 600-acre solar farm near the city.

Farmers and other landowners opposed the Kansas Sky Energy Center, a project financed by Evergy. Environmentalists and others supported the project that, according to Solar Energy Industries Association data, will generate more solar energy than currently generated in the entire state.

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