US Fish & Wildlife Service objects to Pantego wind farm
Sources tell us that regardless of what the N. C. Utilities Commission rules on the state permit, the objection from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife service will no doubt have a significant impact on the Federal Power Agency and its determination of whether to allow the wind farm near the Refuge.
Most of the support for the Pantego project has come from property owners who want to make money.
December 9, 2011
in Beaufort Observer
In what could be a potentially significant obstacle to the plans to build a windfarm near Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge in Beaufort County the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service filed a position with the N. C. Utilities Commission Monday (12-5-11) raising concerns about the impact the huge windmills would have on migratory birds in the area.
The filing did not stipulate what the impact might be but rather than a determination would require a scientific study which might take two to three years to gather accurate data.
Some sources have reported that Invenergy, the company seeking the permit to locate... [continue via Web link]