Wind farm called threat to Condors
But the groups say the state issued North Sky an incidental take permit and approved a streambed alteration "without considering the impacts of the operation of the project on protected avian species, the majestic golden eagle and the extremely rare California condor and imperiled willow flycatchers, as well as impacts to an important avian migratory corridor."
July 5, 2012
by Rebekah Kearn
in Courthouse News
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - California illegally approved a giant wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains that will kill California condors and golden eagles, environmentalists claim in Kern County Court.
Sierra Club, Defenders of Wildlife, and Center for Biological Diversity claim the Department of Fish and Game violated its own regulations by issuing an "incidental take" permit to the co-defendant developer, North Sky Energy. The environmentalists also sued the Kern County Board of Supervisors.
The wind farm at issue includes the North Sky River and Jawbone Wind energy projects, which stretch across a combined 13,353 acres of windy desert roughly 200 miles north of... [continue via Web link]