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Rush to attract wind turbine investors leaves Kansas school districts shortchanged

The exemption leaves untaxed for life nearly $630 million in Kansas wind farm equipment, according to the Kansas Department of Revenue. If it were on the tax rolls, that equipment would generate around $82 million a year in additional revenue for the 24 rural counties with wind farms.

December 4, 2017 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2017/12/04/rush-to-attract-wind-turbine-investors-leaves-kansas-school-districts-shortchanged/

About The Center

The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting is an independent, nonprofit newsroom devoted to educating the public about crucial issues in the Midwest with a special focus on agribusiness and related topics such as government programs, environment and energy.

May 4, 2010 | https://investigatemidwest.org/about/

Popular flea collar linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths. The EPA has issued no warning.

Seresto, one of the most popular flea and tick collars in the country, has been linked to hundreds of pet deaths, tens of thousands of injured animals and hundreds of harmed humans, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency documents show.

Yet the EPA has done nothing to inform the public of the risks.

March 2, 2021 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2021/03/02/popular-flea-collar-linked-to-almost-1700-pet-deaths-the-epa-has-issued-no-warning/

Midwest Center sensors find potentially hazardous pesticides near schools, parks and homes

For one year, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting periodically sampled for pesticide drift in five locations surrounded by agricultural fields in Central Illinois, where large numbers of corn and soybeans are planted.

Five air sensors put up by the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting from June 2018 to July 2019 found the presence of pesticides near schools, parks and homes where vulnerable populations live.

December 17, 2020 | https://investigatemidwest.org/2020/12/17/midwest-center-sensors-find-potentially-hazardous-pesticides-near-schools-parks-and-homes/