NOTICE OF INTENT TO SUE SENT REGARDING FEDERAL WIND PROJECT IN MAJOR BIRD MIGRATION ROUTE

On behalf of the American Bird Conservancy and the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, we have sent a detailed Notice of Intent to Sue letter regarding the Ohio Air National Guard’s proposal to construct a wind turbine at Camp Perry in Ottawa County, Ohio.  As explained in the letter, from a wildlife standpoint, the project is proposed to be built in one of the worst possible locations to construct and operate a wind power project – in close proximity to the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge and in a major bird migration corridor.  The letter also explains that the project would set a dangerous precedent for the construction of other wind turbines on the shore of Lake Erie, an area of crucial importance to migrating songbirds, raptors, and shorebirds as well as bald eagles that reside in the area.  The letter explains that proceeding with the project would violate the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, and the National Environmental Policy Act.  A copy of the letter can be found here and the American Bird Conservancy’s press release can be found here.