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USFWS Announces Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Habitat Conservation Plan for the Buckeye Wind Power Project in Champaign County, OH.

USFWS Announces Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Habitat Conservation Plan for the Buckeye Wind Power Project in Champaign County, OH. | Natural Resources and Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

The USFWS has received an application from Buckeye Wind, LLC for an incidental take permit (ITP) for its Buckeye Wind Power Project. If approved, the ITP would be for a 30-year period and would authorize the incidental take of the endangered Indiana bat.

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Union Tribune (San Diego) Reports on USFWS's Proposal to Extend Maximum Duration of Programmatic Eagle Permits from 5 to 30 Years

Union Tribune (San Diego) Reports on USFWS's Proposal to Extend Maximum Duration of Programmatic Eagle Permits from 5 to 30 Years | Natural Resources and Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

The USFWS published a proposed rule (http://www.fws.gov/policy/library/2012/2012-8086.pdf) to extend the maximum permit duration of programmatic permits from 5 years to 30 years in April 2012. The U-T San Diego reports on the proposal and the stir it has caused.

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North American Windpower: How Developers Can Successfully Navigate Recently Issued Land Based Wind Energy Guidelines.

North American Windpower: How Developers Can Successfully Navigate Recently Issued Land Based Wind Energy Guidelines. | Natural Resources and Renewable Energy | Scoop.it

The USFWS issued the final Land Based Wind Energy Guidelines in March 2012 (http://www.fws.gov/windenergy/docs/WEG_final.pdf). David Stout, former chief of habitat conservation for the USFWS and chairman of the Land-Based Wind Energy Siting Guidelines Committee, explains how to successfully navigate these guidelines in North American Windpower.

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