Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wind Power and IBAs

A major tool in the fight to curb global warming and its requisite effects on birds is wind power. The issue is fast-growing in our society, and Audubon is actively pursuing a definitive policy stance on the subject. One staff member from the Washington, D.C. office, Michael Daulton, has been appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to the national Wind Turbines Guidelines Advisory Committee.

The issue is also at the forefront in Michigan, including in Lake Township in Huron County, where a proposal to erect several turbines within close proximity to the coastal Saginaw Bay IBA has been announced. The article includes comments from Caleb Putnam, Michigan IBA Program Coordinator.

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