Wind turbines like those proposed for Lewis and Thurston Counties.
Photo credit: Tim Roske, AP file photo
* Reported here Dec. 15, 2017: Skookumchuck wind project will not build towers in Thurston,
* All of the 38 turbines will be located in Lewis County due to Thurston concerns,
* Black Hills Audubon Society issues their response.
– Our area’s Black Hills Audubon Society chapter issued this statement:
“‘Because wind energy contributes to reducing fossil-fuel carbon emissions – thus reducing the threat of global warming to wildlife, including birds – we are willing to support wind energy projects as long as sufficient mitigation is provided for the protection of birds and other wildlife,’ in a statement provided to The Chronicle.
“Sam Merrill, conservation committee chair for the Black Hills Audubon Society, noted that the group’s support does not come without qualifications and lingering concerns about direct impacts to local bird populations” quoting Jordan Nailon, The Chronicle, posted on the National Wind Watch site.