DNR, Fish & Wildlife critical of proposed Fillmore County wind project
Wildlife agencies have previously commented on the EcoHarmony project, but new methods have been developed that could pose roadblocks for the ambitious wind project.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources filed paperwork designating the proposed wind project a "high risk" site for bats and birds.
July 28, 2012
by Brett Boese
in The Post-Bulletin
HARMONY - The largest wind project ever permitted in Minnesota could soon become the second project in the state to pursue an incidental take permit to kill bald eagles. To date, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has never issued such a permit.
The 280-megawatt EcoHarmony West Wind project near Mystery Cave State Park in Fillmore County has faced increased scrutiny from wildlife agencies since February when it applied to the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for an extension of its Certificate of Need and Site Permit, which were both issued in 2010 and have now expired.
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