26 Mar '12, 2am

American Bird Conservancy Says New Voluntary Wind Guidelines Will Fail to Protect Birds.: “ABC supports wind pow...

March 24, 2012 – Vol.17 No.1 American Bird Conservancy Says New Voluntary Wind Guidelines Will Fail to Protect Birds. American Bird Conservancy (ABC), the nation’s leading bird conservation organization, has called the final, voluntary wind guidelines released by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) unenforceable, and charged that they will do little to protect millions of birds from the negative impacts of wind energy. “ABC supports wind power when it is ‘bird-smart.’ Unfortunately, voluntary guidelines will result in more lawsuits, more bird deaths, and more government subsidies for bad projects, instead of what America needs: true green and bird-safe wind energy,” said Kelly Fuller, Wind Campaign Coordinator for ABC. “The United States has had voluntary guidelines since 2003, and yet preventable bird deaths at wind farms keep occurring. This includes thousands of G...

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