Senate Asked to Require Wind Energy Producers to Comply With Federal Laws as Part of Tax Grants for Renewable Energy2010/12/09 07:50:00 China Wind Power NetWork
te mitigation measures that fully compensate for bird deaths and other impacts.
In addition to being beautiful and fascinating creatures, birds are eagerly watched by 48 million Americans in their backyards every year, and help generate about $36 billion annually to the U.S. economy through wildlife watching activities as well as provide an essential role to U.S. farming and forestry industries as pollinators and controllers of harmful insect pests on many important commercial crops.
“Making wind power bird friendly is not only imperative to protect our nation’s natural heritage, it is also not unreasonably expensive or difficult, and does not impose an unreasonable burden on wind energy producers,” said Fuller.
American Bird Conservancy (www.abcbirds.org) conserves native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas by safeguarding the rarest species, conserving and restoring habitats, and reducing threats while building capacity of the bird conservation movement. ABC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership organization that is consistently awarded a top, four-star rating by the independent group, Charity Navigator.
（Robert Johns ）