Endorse ABC's Wind Petition
In December 2011, American Bird Conservancy formally petitioned the U.S. Department of Interior to protect millions of birds from the negative impacts of wind energy by developing regulations that will safeguard wildlife and reward responsible wind energy development.
The petition urges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to issue regulations establishing a mandatory permitting system for the siting and operation of wind energy projects and mitigation of their impacts on migratory birds.
Without such a permitting system, millions of migratory birds could be harmed by ill-advised wind projects. In addition, the wind industry would not have any legal certainty that their wind developments are in compliance with the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and they could therefore be subject to criminal or civil penalties for violation.
Show your support for this petition, and request that the government open an official public comment period by adding your name to our list of supporters.
Read the full petition here.
By adding your name below, you are supporting the following statement:
Wind power has the potential to provide a sustainable form of energy that could be beneficial in the fight against global warming. However, developed without sufficient safeguards, wind power will result in the deaths of significant numbers of birds every year. These deaths can be dramatically reduced by implementing a take permit system under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The American Bird Conservancy petition presents a comprehensive argument for such a permit system. The Fish and Wildlife Service should carefully consider its merits and open a public comment comment period to give the American people the opportunity to discuss it.