14
April
2010
|
02:00 PM
America/New_York

FWS unveils new vision for wind-energy siting and wildlife

Advisory committee issues draft recommendations for wind-energy siting

Summary:

Washington (04/14/2010) -

Aimee Delach, Defenders of Wildlife’s wind energy and wildlife expert and member of the advisory committee, said:

“Wind energy is an important part of our clean energy future, but for it to be truly successful, we need thoughtful long-term planning that takes wildlife and habitat conservation into consideration. These draft guidelines will go a long way toward ensuring that future wind energy development is compatible with birds, bats and other wildlife.

“This two-year-long endeavor shows that when conservation groups, industry and other stakeholders work together, we can reach a solution that works for everyone, while still protecting our nation’s wildlife and natural treasures.

“Defenders of Wildlife urges Interior Secretary Salazar to adopt the draft recommendations and to work to ensure that wind energy is done right for wildlife.”

Background:

Aimee is currently on vacation. 

 

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Links:

Read FWS’ news release
Learn more about Defenders’ work on renewable energy.

Contact(s):

James Navarro, Defenders of Wildlife, (202) 772-0247
Test, Test Organization, 202.772.3247
contact 3, 202.772.3247