LAWSUIT FILED TO HALT WIND PROJECT IN ESSENTIAL BIRD HABITAT IN OHIO

On behalf of the American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and the Black Swamp Bird Observatory, we have filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Washington, D.C., challenging a wind power project that is proposed to be built by the Air National Guard on the shore of Lake Erie, in the midst of a globally important corridor for migratory birds, including several endangered and threatened species.  The project is also slated to be built in close proximity to a number of active eagle nests.  Our lawsuit charges that the project violates 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 ABC’s press release concerning the case can be found here and the Complaint can be found here.