Audubon Society says Cape Wind will not julienne birds:
The group had previously raised questions about potential bird deaths, but Jack Clarke, advocacy director of Mass Audubon, said extensive studies it conducted in the last four years showed that endangered roseate terns and piping plovers, the group’s main concerns, and other sensitive species generally avoid the 24-square-mile footprint of the proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound.
“Our preliminary conclusion is that the project would not pose a threat to avian species,” he said.
This is not surprising; it pretty much squares with what they’ve found in Denmark.
Good to see them tern around on this one, instead of ducking the issue.
But, let’s not forget that Massachusetts has still apparently been annexed by Alaska:
If the additional bird studies continue to show no major problems, the wind project’s last remaining significant obstacle may be opposition by influential members of Congress. Representative Don Young of Alaska, the Republican chairman of the House Transportation Committee, is trying to add an amendment to a Coast Guard authorization bill that would effectively kill the Nantucket Sound proposal by prohibiting wind farms within 1 1/2 nautical miles of a shipping channel or ferry route. Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Edward M. Kennedy also oppose the project.
Well, I doubt that our ex-governor has much influence on it anymore, and I can’t imagine why he’d care; I wonder if TK couldn’t be softened up.