Posts tagged: Permit

Efforts to Derail Maine Wind Farm Project

A nonprofit organization filed a federal lawsuit Monday in a last-ditch effort to prevent the planned expansion of the Kibby Mountain wind farm in northwestern Maine. The Friends of the Boundary Mountains, which was founded in 1995 and is based in Farmington, claims the expansion of the wind farm will violate the Migratory Bird Treaty […]

Wind Energy: Bird Killing Exemptions

Environmentalists have gone to great lengths to have certain eagles, hawks, and owls protected as endangered species, only to have wind turbines act as avian cuisinarts. Wind power currently enjoys a unique exemption from Endangered Species Act protections and other federal restrictions protecting animals from deliberate or incidental killings. And to add to this, here […]

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Vermont wind project gets bat permit

The owner of a commercial wind project in Vermont has been issued a special permit allowing for possible fatalities of bats, some of which are endangered species in the state. The permit was sought by First Wind, which has a 16-turbine wind development project in Sheffield. Read more…

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Salazar Approves Massive Wind Farm Project

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar on Tuesday authorized what he described as potentially the largest wind energy project in the United States, if not the world: A Wyoming wind farm with up to 1,000 turbines that would provide electricity to some 1 million homes. Roadwork and groundwork could begin next year for the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy […]

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Landmark Wyoming Wind Project

Advancing President Obama’s all-of-the-above strategy for expanding domestic energy resources, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Department has reached the President’s goal of authorizing 10,000 megawatts of renewable power on public lands with the approval of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project site as suitable for wind energy development. […]

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Oakland Bat Care Plan Unsound

Multiple conservation organizations, including Save Western Maryland, an Oakland-based, grassroots community act-ion group, have filed comments in response to the Criterion Wind project’s Habitat Conservation Plan, which outlines Criterion’s proposed minimization measures to reduce harm to an endangered bat species. Save Western Maryland provided comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service draft Environmental Assessment […]

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Wind Energy Poses Threat to Golden Eagle Population

Berkshire Bird Sanctuary’s Pete Dubacher and Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Robert Bryce on the threat windmills pose to golden eagles.  

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Wind Turbines and Eagles – Permit Request

By James Eng, msnbc.com The federal government is proposing to grant a first-of-its-kind permit that would allow the developer of a central Oregon wind-power project to legally kill golden eagles, a regulatory move being closely watched by conservationists. Read More

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