Going Green

Monday, October 29, 2007

New Interior Committe on Wind Turbines

Layers upon layers of bureaucracy for everything.

Interior Secretary Kempthorne Names Members for Committee to Address Wildlife Impacts of Wind Turbines

Secretary of the Interior Dirk Kempthorne today named 22 individuals to serve on a special Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee, formed under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The members will advise the Secretary and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on measures to avoid or minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats from land-based wind energy facilities.

“By some estimates, wind power could provide clean and renewable electricity to meet up to 20 percent of the nation’s energy needs,” said Secretary Kempthorne. “This committee will help examine...(complete article here).

The committee seems to balance competing interests. Let's hope they use common sense in their suggested guidelines.

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