A recent gift from CLC Board member Glen Scolnik and his wife Donna will benefit the Conservation enormously. They funded a faculty Chair in Conservation Law, intended to be held by the Director of the Conservation Law Center.
We are arguing in court that the endangered Indiana bat deserves more protection than it is getting in the process for approving wind energy installations. We came across a study that concluded that the protections we would like to see implemented will cost about 1 percent of the power the wind turbines can generate. Wind turbines produce relatively little power from gentle breezes. Bats, on the other hand, avoid flying when the wind blows at the speed it takes to generate wind power efficiently.