Wing Barrier Potential bird hazards could kill wind project
Boston construction giant Jay Cashman wants to build a massive wind farm in pristine Buzzards Bay, but says there is one potential obstacle.
"The one thing I am concerned about is birds," Mr. Cashman told a group in Fairhaven when he unveiled his $750 million renewable energy project earlier this month.
July 24, 2006
by Becky W. Evans
in Standard Times
PETER PEREIRA/The Standard-Times
Threats to endangered birds present an obstacle to plans for a Buzzards Bay wind farm. Roseate terns nest primarily on Ram Island in Mattapoisett and Bird Island in Marion, and Buzzards Bay is home to nearly half of North America’s population of the endangered birds
The project, known as South Coast Wind, calls for as many as 120 massive turbines in the bay. Clusters of 30 to 40 turbines would be planted 1 to 3 miles off the coast of Fairhaven, Dartmouth and Naushon Island, one of the Elizabeth Islands.
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