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US Fish and Wildlife releases Land-based Wind Energy Guidelines

Guidelines for siting wind turbines with respect to the:

  • Migratory Birds Treaty Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • and both the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Acts

The guidelines encourage developers and cities to take a tiered approach to building wind turbine systems in order to reduce bird collisions, minimize environmental damage while clearing land, consider impacts on immediate ecosystems from building a turbine, and monitoring the success of the project after it’s been built.

Summary here. Guidelines, here (PDF).

UPDATE: My concern, as a city planner, is with safety. Apparently they’ve exploded. I wrote about exploding turbines, here.