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The Conservation Planning Assistance (CPA) program has the responsibility for environmental oversight for our nation's energy sources, including wind and hydropower production and pipeline rights-of-way. Increased interest in renewable energy sources has resulted in the rapid expansion of the wind industry in the U.S.

Wind turbines of today and the facilities that contain them provide a clean air alternative for energy. CPA assists project proponents and the West Virginia Public Service Commission in understanding potential impacts to migratory birds and bats due to operating turbines. CPA also provides technical assistance to avoid and minimize impacts to migratory species. Learn about impacts to wildlife from wind energy projects.

A Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee, composed of 22 members, was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior to achieve balanced representation of wind energy development, wildlife conservation, and government. Visit the Service's national wind power site.

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Last updated: October 2, 2020