By RACHEL OHM Morning Sentinel
BINGHAM — The review of a proposed 62-turbine wind farm project in this Somerset County town has been put on hold in part because of concerns about the danger the turbines might pose to bats being threatened by white-nose syndrome, a rapidly spreading fungal disease.
There is no estimated date for when the Bingham wind project might be approved by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, Dan Courtemanch, project manager for the agency’s Division of Land Resource Regulation, said Monday. A decision was originally expected this month, he said.
- Wind turbines blamed in death of estimated 600,000 bats in 2012 (upi.com)
- New study ups estimate of wind turbine bat deaths (summitcountyvoice.com)
- More Than Half a Million Bats Killed By Wind Turbines Each Year (counselheal.com)
- US Wind Turbines Linked to Death of More than 60,000 Bats: Report (scienceworldreport.com)
- Broken Bats: Wind Turbines and the Damage Done (spectrum.ieee.org)
- Windmills, 600,000; Bats, 0 (powerlineblog.com)