Tag Archives: Bat kills

Animal Welfare Institute requests U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service analyze all direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts on wildlife at Beech Ridge Wind Energy Project.

The following comments were submitted to the US Fish & Wildlife Service on behalf of the Animal Welfare Institute (“AWI”) and David G. Cowan with regard to the construction and operation of turbines at the Beech Ridge wind energy facility … Continue reading

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USFWS Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Synthesis Workgroup, or Drafting Subcommittee – 6th Draft

Thanks to Art and Pam Dodds for alerting us to the availability of the 6th Draft of the USFWS Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee (which follows the text), and for providing us their introductory comments.  The Dodds are highly regarded … Continue reading

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Bats deaths at wind farms attributed to lung hemorrhage … aka – the bends! As we move full speed ahead, is the remedy in place?

From Sciencentral.com – “Wind Turbines Cause Dark Nights for Bats” “The big knock on wind turbines has been that they’re dangerous to birds. But researchers have found that they actually kill more bats, and the reason why has been a … Continue reading

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Federal Judge asked to halt Beech Ridge windfarm – a matter of bats.

In a Washington Post video, “Retiree David Cowan, a longtime caving fanatic, is asking a federal judge to halt construction of the Beech Ridge windfarm, arguing that the windfarm will kill endangered bats. The lawsuit pits Chicago-based Invenergy Inc., a … Continue reading

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“Bat-gate: Cover-up at the Beech Ridge wind facility” – Editorial from the Industrial Wind Action Group

Following on the heels of today’s earlier post at Allegheny Treasures regarding the upcoming court case brought by the Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy (MCRE) against Beech Ridge Energy, the Industrial Wind Action Group offers this editorial:  “Bat-gate: Cover-up at … Continue reading

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Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy (MCRE) will have its day in court.

From their web page, linked here for your convenience, MCRE describes themselves as “a grassroots, community-based group of West Virginia citizens opposing the proposed construction of the Beech Ridge Wind Project by Invenergy LLC of Chicago. Click here for proposal … Continue reading

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Scientists provide yet another reason to delay the rapid deployment of wind turbine installations in areas where need is not proven.

Science Daily, in it’s article  – Scientists Find Successful Way To Reduce Bat Deaths At Wind Turbines, reports that “Scientists at the University of Calgary have found a way to reduce bat deaths from wind turbines by up to 60 … Continue reading

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