Resource Documents: West Virginia (26 items)
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Author: Pylant, Cortney; et al.
Abstract: An unanticipated impact of wind-energy development has been large-scale mortality of insectivorous bats. In eastern North America, where mortality rates are among the highest in the world, the hoary bat (Lasiurus cinereus) and the eastern red bat (L. borealis) comprise the majority of turbine-associated bat mortality. Both species are migratory tree bats with widespread distributions; however, little is known regarding the geographic origins of bats killed at wind-energy facilities or the diversity and population structure of affected species. We addressed . . .More »
Author: Webb, Rick; Conservation Law Center; Animal Welfare Institute; and American Bird Conservancy
Rick Webb: These comments concern the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) and the Draft Habitat Conservation Plan (DHCP) for the Beech Ridge Wind Energy Project (BRE) in Greenbrier and Nicholas Counties, West Virginia. I am submitting these comments due to concern about the environmental impacts of utility-scale wind energy development in the central Appalachian mountain region. Because of flaws and insufficiencies in the information and analysis provided in both the DHCP and the DEIS, I recommend that the U.S. Fish . . .More »
Author: Terry, John
Laurel Mountain Wind Project (Northwest of Elkins, WV) Photos by John Terry, March 29, 2011 Earth disturbance and habitat fragmentation by AES Corporation (ongoing) By courtesy of Virginia Wind – click each image for full sizeMore »
Author: Spiggle, Wayne
Dear Senator Rockefeller, Please accept my personal warm greetings. We have visited on several occasions, particularly on health care. You may remember me as a physician who yearns for an improved Medicare for All, as embodied in (H.R. 676). I’ve just read with interest the email response you are making to people actively concerned about your policies on “renewable” energy and I’d like to make the following comments about industrial wind. Personally, I favor subsidies that go to small hydropower . . .More »