|Reposted from Friends of Pocosin Lakes|
|Mature Bald Eagle – Mike Dunn||Bald Eagle Nest – Jim Wiegand||Immature Bald Eagle – Mike Dunn|
Surveys by Invenergy have identified ten active bald eagle nests in the proposed project area and the USFWS has predicted that the project has the potential to kill 20 bald eagles annually.
Twenty bald eagles annually is a distressing number and raises strong concerns.
Currently acknowledged: Wind turbines have killed only four bald eagles for the entire history of the U.S. Wind Energy Industry.
Pantego Wind Facility Threatens American Bald Eagle – Press Release 5-22-2012
Southern Environmental Law Center Letter to U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service 5-15-2012
Please contact Pantego Wind Energy, newspapers, websites, elected officials and express your concern on the potential threat to the American Bald Eagle from the proposed Pantego Wind Project.
Pantego Wind – Dave Groberg: 301-610-6412, email@example.com
Pantego Wind Energy, LLC (EMP-61 Sub 0), a subsidiary of Chicago-based Invenergy, in September 2011, filed an application with the N. C. Utilities Commission for permission to build 492-foot-tall, industrial wind turbines — 49 of them — on 11,000 acres near Terra Ceia and Pantego in northeastern Beaufort County. Certificate granted March 2012.
Location: Near Pungo Unit of Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, in the same area as the Navy’s Proposed Outlying Landing Field (OLF) which was dropped because of the huge population of wintering waterfowl.
Concern: Location – Major Foraging Area for large Migratory Waterfowl (Tundra Swans, Snow Geese). Global Important Bird Area. East Coast winter home for Tundra Swans. Continuously active American Bald Eagle nesting and foraging site.
U.S. Dept. of Interior/USFWS’s Comments to N.C. Utilities Commission
Letter to N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue from Col. Jeannie Leavitt, Seymour Johnson AFB
Map — Proposed Wind Turbines
Map — Audubon Pungo-Pocosin Lakes Important Bird Area (IBA)
Map — American Bird Conservancy Wind Development Bird Risk
Map — Eastern North Carolina Wildlife & Habitat Risk Map for Land-Based Wind Energy Projects
N.C. wind project could kill eagles 6-28-2012
OLF opponents now scrutinizing windmill plans 3-12-2012
Bound to tangle with a turbine? 11-16-2011
Proposed Pantego Wind Facility Brochure 6-2-2012
Proposed Pantego Wind Facility Brochure 6-2-2012 Document Form
N.C. Utilities Commission – Project: PANTEGO WIND ENERGY, LLC (EMP-61 Sub 0)
To see documents and comments posted on N.C. Utilities Commission’s website click here
|Migratory Waterfowl (Tundra Swans, Snow Geese) on Pungo Lake by John Chrystal|