Further to the Press Release offered by the Save Western Maryland citizen group which we posted on July 3, we can now provide, courtesy of Virginia Wind, the full text of the “Notice Of Violations of the Endangered Species Act in Connection With Constellation Green Energy, LLC’s Proposed Wind Energy Project In Garrett County, Maryland”
Attorney Bradley W. Stephens, writing for Save Western Maryland, the Maryland Conservation Council, Inc., Ajax Eastman, D. Daniel Boone, Frank J. O’Hara, Judy C. O’Hara, Greg Trainor, Matia Vanderbilt and Melisa M. Carrico, stated in the notice that Constellation Green Energy, LLC’s (“Constellation”) installation and long-term operation of wind turbines in Garrett County, Maryland will “take” federally endangered Indiana bats (Myotis sodalis) and Virginia big-eared bats (Corynorhinus townsendii virginianus) in violation of section 9 of the ESA. Id. § 1538(a)(1)(B).
The full text of the Notice follows here, for your convenience: