Why a bird advocacy group opposes a wind farm in the Everglades Agricultural Area03/28/12 Seán Kinane
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The Palm Beach County Commission recently approved the Sugarland Wind construction plan. But despite the benefits of a renewable energy project, it’s being opposed by some environmentalists. They say Florida doesn’t have enough wind and it’s in the Atlantic Flyway for migratory birds. In a letter, the Clearwater Audubon Society says “Siting a wind farm in the [Everglades Agricultural Area] is flat out irresponsible.”
Joining us today to talk about this is Barbara Walker with the Clearwater Audubon Society and the West Pasco Audubon Society.
Here are USFWS draft guidelines for wind projects.
Here's a site called Wind Watch