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Progress on Protecting Birds from Wind Turbine Collisions

Pressure from environmental organizations to make wind energy bird friendly and therefore truly green is showing some initial signs of changing the attitude and behavior of wind developers and the federal government. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service advisory committee has now begun the task of writing recommendations to protect birds from habitat destruction and collision risks associated with wind farms, but much work remains to be done to convert an industry and their regulatory agencies that have long viewed wind power as environmentally benign.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-05-03 14:05:59
Description Pressure from environmental organizations to make wind energy bird friendly and therefore truly green is showing some initial signs of changing the attitude and behavior of wind developers and the federal government. A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service advisory committee has now begun the task of writing recommendations to protect birds from habitat destruction and collision risks associated with wind farms, but much work remains to be done to convert an industry and their regulatory agencies that have long viewed wind power as environmentally benign.
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Source American Bird Conservacy
Keyword Bird strikes, Wind turbines
Selector Selection Committee
Date Of Record Creation 2010-05-03 13:54:04
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Date Last Modified 2010-05-03 14:05:59
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-05-03 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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