N.C. wind project could kill eagles
Several of America's finest national wildlife refuges - Pocosin Lakes, Alligator River and Lake Mattamuskeet - in concert with local landowners, provide the winter base from which these incredible animals can fly ...Remarkably, if the project moves ahead, the migratory swans, geese, ducks, and raptors may return to their winter Carolina home in a year or two to find 49 spinning turbines, each the height of the Washington Monument.
June 28, 2012
by Daniel deB. Richter, Jr.
in Charlotte Observer
Last week was North Carolina's first celebration of the increasingly popular American Eagle Day, June 20, a tribute to the American bald eagle and the eagle's slow but impressive comeback across the United States.
The day brought to mind the ongoing battle over the proposed Pantego Wind Energy project in eastern North Carolina's Beaufort County, a project that according to a recent study could kill up to 20 bald eagles each year, not to mention tundra swans, snow geese and a variety of ducks. Though the wind project is proposed to be built in the midst of some of the... [continue via Web link]