Glitzenstein, Eric; and Belenky, Lisa
Comments on the Revised Draft Guidelines for Land-Based Wind Energy Projects
Friends of Blackwater Canyon, the Center for Biological Diversity, Animal Welfare Institute and the Wildlife Advocacy Project (hereinafter, “Commenters” or “we”) submit these comments on the Revised Draft Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines (“Revised Guidelines”), as a supplement to our previous comments, that we hereby incorporate by reference, on the Draft Voluntary Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines released in February 2011 (“February 2011 Guidelines”) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (“FWS” or “Service”). Because it appears that our detailed comments, and . . . Complete article »
Eubanks, William; and Glitzenstein, Eric
Scoping comments to FWS on Beech Ridge wind project
Ms. Laura Hill, Assistant Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Virginia Field Office September 13, 2010 RE: Scoping Comments On The Fish And Wildlife Service’s Consideration Of An Incidental Take Permit And Habitat Conservation Plan For The Beech Ridge Wind Project We are writing on behalf of the Animal Welfare Institute (“AWI”) and David G. Cowan with regard to the construction and operation of turbines at the Beech Ridge wind energy facility (the “project”) in Greenbrier and Nicholas . . . Complete article »
Request to suspend work of FWS Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee
The unmistakable import of [many statements] in the draft is that wildlife impacts that would be deemed unacceptable in the context of different kinds of projects should somehow be excused because of the "larger effects of climate change" on wildlife. Although it is indisputable that global climate change poses an enormous threat to wildlife, that affords no legal, scientific, or even logical basis for allowing wind projects to be constructed and sited in such a manner as to decimate bat and bird populations, or to significantly harm wildlife in other ways - as, unfortunately, is and will be the case with many operating and planned wind power projects. Complete article »
Mollohan, Alan; Arnett, Edward; Fry, Michael; Glitzenstein, Eric; and Daulton, Michael
Gone with the Wind: Impacts of Wind Turbines on Birds and Bats
Oversight Hearing, May 1, 2007, Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans, Committee on Natural Resources: “Gone with the Wind: Impacts of Wind Turbines on Birds and Bats” Download testimony: Alan B. Mollohan, Member of Congress Edward B. Arnett, Conservation Scientist, Bat Conservation International Michael Fry, Director, Birds and Pesticides, American Bird Conservancy Eric R. Glitzenstein, Partner, Meyer Glitzenstein and Crystal Michael Daulton, Director of Conservation Policy, National Audubon Society Complete article »
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