15 Jul '11, 12pm

Proposed wind energy project could kill endangered birds

Proposed wind energy project could kill endangered birds

RELATED ARTICLES Whooping cranes to be reintroduced in Louisiana February 9, 2011 07:00 AM Endangered Whooping Cranes Arrive in Florida December 13, 2004 12:00 AM Whooping Cranes' Migration Interrupted November 8, 2004 12:00 AM Experimental Flock Loses Whooping Crane March 17, 2005 12:00 AM The Obama administration is evaluating a plan to allow a 200-mile corridor for wind energy development from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico that would allow for killing endangered whooping cranes. The government's environmental review will consider a permit sought by 19 energy developers that would permit turbines and transmission lines on non-federal lands in nine states from Montana to the Texas coast, overlapping with the migratory route of the cranes. ADVERTISEMENT The permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would allow the projects to "take" an unspecified number of endangered ...

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