The bill sponsored by Rep. April Connors to mitigate light pollution from wind turbines is scheduled for a public hearing in the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee on Friday, March 17, at 8:00 a.m.
Wind turbines are equipped with blinking red lights as a safety measure for nearby aircraft traveling at night. While the lights serve an important safety function, they are also an eyesore for residents and cause light pollution.
House Bill 1173 would require the warning lights to turn on automatically only when they are needed by aircraft.
Individuals can sign up to testify in person during the hearing, testify remotely, provide their position for the legislative record, or submit written testimony through the Senate Committee Sign In page here: https://app.leg.wa.gov/csi/Senate