Why a bird advocacy group opposes a wind farm in the Everglades Agricultural Area
The Palm Beach County Commission recently approved the Sugarland Wind construction plan. But despite the benefits of a renewable energy project, itâ€™s being opposed by some environmentalists. They say Florida doesnâ€™t have enough wind and itâ€™s in the Atlantic Flyway for migratory birds. In a letter, the Clearwater Audubon Society says â€œSiting a wind farm in the [Everglades Agricultural Area] is flat out irresponsible.â€
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.
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Here's a site called Wind Watch