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.
The CLC recently submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Beech Ridge Energy's Draft Habitat Conservation Plan and the Service’s associated Draft Environmental Impact Statement. BRE's 66-turbine wind facility in West Virginia currently operates under a court-ordered restricted schedule.
The CLC submitted comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Buckeye Wind LLC's application for an Incidental Take Permit for the federally endangered Indiana Bat. Buckeye Wind proposes to build a 100-turbine wind facility in Champaign County, OH, in an area that overlaps with the migration path of Indiana bats and their habitat.
The CLC recently submitted an amicus curiae brief for the consideration of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Conservancy of Southwest Florida v. United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The case involves the petition of a group of environmental organizations requesting the USFWS to designate critical habitat for the federally endangered Florida panther.