What’s ‘green’ about destroying our water and knocking birds out of the sky?
Posted by Texas Mustang Project on July 28, 2011
I’ve attached a copy of a position statement on the proposed Wilson Creek wind farm that was prepared by the Coalition for Nevada’s Wildlife, a sports – hunting group. I’m forwarding their information as they have researched this project and have identified areas of concern. Even though they don’t address horses as that is not their focus area (and I’m not sure if any horses are left in the area,) the impacts on wildlife will have a ripple effect across the region. Furthermore while we clearly are going to see solar and wind projects in the West, we need to insist that they be properly researched and designed so as to have the most minimal impact as possible on our fragile ecosystems.
The deadline for comments appears to be FRIDAY, July 22. A link to send comments to BLM is provided on the Coalition’s comment paper. Comments are generally given consideration when they address technical aspects of a project and its EA, so my advice is to pick one or two issues raised by the Coalition and include them in your comment message.
BLM needs to see that there is public interest in seeing that these kinds of projects are done right and that they don’t shift a new burden to the agency and taxpayers resulting from unintended consequences. Or as a NDoW wildlife biologist once said, “What’s ‘green’ about destroying our water and knocking birds out of the sky?”
Thanks for spending a few minutes on this and passing it on.