Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Conservation Groups Decry Interior Authorization of Deadly Wind Project
The American Bird Conservancy (ABC), Western Watersheds, and Biological Conservation Alliance issued a statement calling out the Department of Interior for greenwashing its authorization of the Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind project, an industrial energy facility that could prove to be very deadly to golden eagles, and other birds and bats. I wrote earlier about Interior's celebration that its authorization of the project pushed it past its goal of authorizing 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy on public wildlands, a rather grim statistic. It is heartening to find groups working to defend our landscapes and wildlife from unnecessary destruction. We absolutely need renewable energy to displace toxic fossil fuels, but we do not need to sacrifice some of our most special wild. There are more sustainable alternatives to such callous corporate destruction of nature.