News
News Home
Quick Bites
Exploradio
News Archive
News Channel
Special Features
NPR
nowplaying
On AirNewsClassical
Loading...
  
School Closings
WKSU Support
Funding for WKSU is made possible in part through support from the following businesses and organizations.

Hennes Paynter Communications

Cedar Point


For more information on how your company or organization can support WKSU, download the WKSU Media Kit.

(WKSU Media Kit PDF icon )


Donate Your Vehicle to WKSU

Programs Schedule Make A Pledge Member BenefitsFAQ/HelpContact Us
Environment


Birders threaten a lawsuit over wind turbine along Lake Erie
Group maintains appropriate studies have not been done and migrating birds will suffer
by WKSU's ANDY CHOW


Reporter
Andy Chow
 
Courtesy of AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY
Download (WKSU Only)
In The Region:

A national group is calling on the state to pump the brakes on plans to put up a wind turbine on the Lake Erie coast. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the group believes the location could spell disaster for migrating birds.

LISTEN: Wind turbine suit

Other options:
Windows Media / MP3 Download (1:07)


Michael Parr is worried about plans to put a new wind turbine at an Ohio National Guard training facility on the Lake Erie coast.

“It is both a terrible place and a bad precedent combined.”

Parr is vice president of the American Bird Conservancy, a group dedicated to protecting native birds and their habitats.

He says the proposed turbine creates a major threat to migrating birds and believes a legal challenge is necessary if his group's concerns are not addressed.

While it’s just one turbine, Parr explains that the flight pattern in that area will create a bottleneck effect — funneling the birds straight to that location.

On top of that, Parr says officials have not conducted the appropriate environmental studies.

"It’s got red flags all over it, and the proponents are proposing to go ahead despite all of the concerns.”

The Black Swamp Bird Conservancy, a group based out of Ottawa County, is part of the driving force in opposition to this plan. A lawsuit could be coming since construction on the turbine is scheduled to begin in February.

Officials with the Ohio National Guard could not be reached for comment.

 

Add Your Comment
Name:

Location:

E-mail: (not published, only used to contact you about your comment)


Comments:




 
Page Options

Print this page

E-Mail this page / Send mp3

Share on Facebook




Stories with Recent Comments

Brunswick will turn tornado sirens back on after bad weather
Put the sirens back after the storms, in the mean time just sit and wait for another tornado . That's Brunswick for you lived here 44 years and it has always be...

Oberlin council may rescind its gun ban, but is considering alternatives to keep it in effect
Seems that the only scared, paranoid people are the anti-gun people, really.

Massive pipeline planned to pump Ohio shale products to Texas
This needs stopped. Ohioans pay the price, putting up with pollution, leaks, explosions, and the top one percent profit from exporting fracked product to China.

National Weather Service confirms three tornado touchdowns yesterday
I was driving back from a party and was caught in the middle of a large thunderstorm. The hail and lightning were a whole light closer than usual, is something ...

Another Indians season opens with Chief Wahoo under scrutiny
The picture you have for Robert rocha is not him. He has long hair. No idea who that guy is in that picture

Portman predicts McDonald's confirmation, but says it won't be easy
I sent the following note to Senator Blumenthal after reading commentary from yesterday's hearing: Senator, You certainly have the right to ask Mr. McDonald que...

Seven minutes changed everything, but what changed Ashford Thompson?
He shot the guy four times in the head. I have never been that drunk or mad, and I have been through it. Shoot a guy once is bad, maybe a mistake, shoot a guy f...

First cricket farm in the U.S. opens in Youngstown
I am interested in cricket flour to replace soy flour in a low carbohydrate diet. As soon as you have cricket flour available for the average person, please le...

New process starts digesting sludge in Wooster
Awesome! When do our sewage rates decrease accordingly?

Copyright © 2014 WKSU Public Radio, All Rights Reserved.

 
In Partnership With:

NPR PRI Kent State University

listen in windows media format listen in realplayer format Car Talk Hosts: Tom & Ray Magliozzi Fresh Air Host: Terry Gross A Service of Kent State University 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. NPR Senior Correspondent: Noah Adams Living on Earth Host: Steve Curwood 89.7 WKSU | NPR.Classical.Other smart stuff. A Service of Kent State University