Ensuring Responsible and Environmentally Sensitive Development of Renewable Energy

Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are critical components of our national strategy to fend off climate change, reduce pollution, and promote energy independence. However, renewable energy development does not come without potentially serious environmental impacts, especially to wildlife. In an attempt to help ensure that renewable energy is developed in an environmentally sensitive manner with minimal impacts to wildlife, CLC attorneys and Clinic interns continue to track and comment on permitting and NEPA processes for proposed renewable energy facilities where there is federal involvement. The CLC recently submitted formal comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regarding a proposed wind energy facility in Ohio that has the potential to harm endangered Indiana bats.

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