It’s enough to drive you batty. Wind turbines kill endangered Indiana bats. Result: one special interest group (bat lovers) sues another special interest group (green energy lovers). It should be interesting.
Court House News: “A federal judge in Maryland ordered project developers to stop building wind turbines along Appalachian ridgelines in West Virginia until they got a federal permit allowing the ‘incidental take’ 0f endangered Indiana bats. ‘It is uncontroverted that wind turbines kill bats, and do so in large numbers,’ wrote Judge Roger Titus. The underlying case, filed last June by the Animal Welfare Institute, Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy and David Cowan, accused turbine construction companies Beech Ridge Energy and Invenergy Wind of violating the Endangered Species Act by harming endangered Indiana bats.”