International Group Calls for Three-Year Wind Farm Moratorium
From the Kingston Whig Standard
Posted by Nick Gardiner, QMI Agency
Alarming bird and bat mortality rates at the Wolfe Island wind farm have an international group calling for a three-year moratorium on wind energy projects on the Upper St. Lawrence River and east end of Lake Ontario.
Save The River vice-president Stephanie Weiss said the 86-windmill farm has caused the death of 688 birds and bats, equalling eight per windmill.
That's far higher than the estimated two to four deaths for each windmill projected over a 12-month period and sends up a "red flag" to the organization, said Weiss. "This is much higher than the average, but nobody is ready to draw conclusions."