It's down to the wire for bird lovers to make a bid to halt wind farms
"There has been exactly zero reports that have been released to the public in Texas about environmental concerns in Texas from wind projects," said Michael Fry, director of conservation advocacy at the American Bird Conservancy. "The coastal plain of Texas is one of the most important migratory corridors for birds and we would like to see some kind of evaluation before projects are going on down there."
September 14, 2007
by Anton Caputo
in San Antonio Express-News
A coalition of bird and conservation organizations will make a last-ditch effort Monday to stall or kill two large wind farms on the Texas Coast.
The increasingly acrimonious dispute pits two favorites of the environmental movement against each other - the supporters of wind energy and bird lovers.
The latter are running headlong into a reality of Texas energy politics: The state has more wind power and more bird species than any other, but no requirement that the peaceful coexistence of the two is considered before building new projects.
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