American Bird Conservancy

CLC Urges Greater Protections for Birds and Bats From Wind Turbines in the Midwest

CLC Urges Greater Protections for Birds and Bats From Wind Turbines in the Midwest

The CLC is continuing its efforts to promote responsible wind energy development.  We collaborated with American Bird Conservancy, the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and Union Neighbors United to drastically reduce the deaths of birds and bats, including federally endangered species.

CLC Submits Comments Urging Fish and Wildlife Service to Strengthen Regulation of Private Oil and Gas Operations on National Wildlife Refuges

CLC Submits Comments Urging Fish and Wildlife Service to Strengthen Regulation of Private Oil and Gas Operations on National Wildlife Refuges

Peter Murrey and Clinic interns submitted comments on behalf of the American Bird Conservancy to the Fish and Wildlife Service urging the agency to strengthen proposed rules governing private oil and gas drilling in these sensitive areas.

CLC Files Friend of Court Brief for American Bird Conservancy

CLC Files Friend of Court Brief for American Bird Conservancy

On behalf of the American Bird Conservancy, the Conservation Law Center filed an amicus curiae — a friend of the court — brief in a dispute over the approval of the construction of wind turbines in Nantucket Sound. The case is being heard in the Federal District Court in Washington, D.C.

CLC Comments on the Draft Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

CLC Comments on the Draft Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

The CLC has submitted comments (together with American Bird Conservancy) on the Draft Upper Great Plains Wind Energy Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Western Area Power Administration are jointly seeking to streamline the environmental review process under the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act for wind energy development in the six state UGP region. 

Great Plains Wind Corridor Comments

Great Plains Wind Corridor Comments

The CLC, in collaboration with American Bird Conservancy (ABC), recently submitted comments on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's initial plan to fast-track wind energy projects within a 200-mile-wide corridor through the Great Plains from Canada to the Texas coast. The corridor roughly follows the migratory path of the federally endangered Whooping Crane.