Testimony of Donald Michael Fry to the U.S. The House Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans
Donald Fry is Director of the Pesticides and Birds Program, American Bird Conservancy. He presented this testimony on May 1, 2007.
“The mortality at wind farms is significant, because many of the species most impacted are already in decline, and all sources of mortality contribute to the continuing decline.
“The wind energy industry has been constructing and operating wind projects for almost 25 years with little state and federal oversight. They have rejected as either too costly or unproven techniques recommended by NWCC to reduce bird deaths. The wind industry ignores the expertise of state energy staff and the knowledgeable advice of Fish and Wildlife Service employees on ways to reduce or avoid bird and wildlife impacts.”
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