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Indiana bat
Indiana bats may be injured by impact with turbines as they travel across the ridge tops and high plateaus where wind farms are placed.
Credit: Ann Froschauer/USFWS

Maryland energy company requests Endangered Species Act permit from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Service has released the first draft habitat conservation plan for a wind project in the Northeast. Criterion Power Partners developed the plan for its permit application addressing impacts to the endangered Indiana bat at its project in Garrett County, Maryland. The Service invites comment on its draft environmental assessment of the project, Criterion’s permit application and the company’s draft habitat conservation plan, a requirement for the permit. The plan would cover 21 years of operation, maintenance and decommissioning of 28 turbines.

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Published on: Monday, July 30,2012

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