New Cornyn Bill Will Protect Military Airspace from Radar Interference Caused by Wind Turbines

In: All News   Posted 01/25/2017

Would Ensure Safe and Effective Training for Military Pilots

WASHINGTON –U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) today announced he has introduced a bill to protect military airfields from electromagnetic radar interference caused by nearby wind turbines. Crafted with input from military leaders and pilots in Texas, the Protection of Military Airfields from Wind Turbine Encroachment Act would discourage the construction of new wind turbines within a 30 mile radius of a military airfield by removing their eligibility for the Production Tax Credit and the Investment Tax Credit.

“This bill will both enhance public safety in communities adjacent to military bases and help our military better train to defend our homeland,” said Sen. Cornyn.  “After discussing the safety concerns regarding nearby wind turbines with military leaders and pilots across Texas, I’m hopeful this bill can cut down on unintended radar interference in the future and ensure our pilots can continue to train in a safe and effective manner.”