July 27, 2009

Endangered bird endangers wind-power project

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The need to protect the marbled murrelet, a seabird that nests in old-growth forests, is standing in the way of building a wind-power project in Pacific County, Washington, the Longview Daily News reports. The story by Don Jenkins highlights the most negative aspect of wind power — the turbines’ tendency to act like a Cuisinart for migrating birds. The seabirds have to fly right past where the wind farm is planned.

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