Fish and Wildlife Service issues eagle take permit for California’s Alta East wind project

By Michelle Froese The 137-MW Alta East Wind Project in Kern County will help California meet its goal of producing 33% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has worked closely with Alta Wind X LLC to develop comprehensive conservation measures for golden eagles and other wildlife in the vicinity of the company’s Alta East Wind Project. The 137-MW, 48-turbine Alta East Wind Project operates on a 2,274-acre site in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area near Mojave, California.
The completion of Alta Wind’s conservation plan paved the way for the Fish and Wildlife Service to issue a five-year

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