MidAmerican plan aims to reduce number of eagles, bats killed by wind turbines #IA

By National Wind Watch As Iowa’s crop of wind turbines grows every year, officials with the state’s biggest utility are taking extra steps to make sure those turbines, namely their whirling blades, don’t spell danger for Iowa’s bald eagle and bat populations. MidAmerican Energy on Thursday filed a plan with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service aimed at minimizing wind turbine impacts on bald eagles and four bat species. The plan is part of MidAmerican’s request for a 30-year U.S. permit to allow for . . .

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