Wind Turbines are endangering the Lesser Prairie Chicken

The growing mantra of clean energy has had the unfortunate side effect of pitting clean energy activists against many in the naturalist community. This growing conflict points out the need for more scrutiny of the placement policy of Industrial wind turbine projects with all levels of government including including municipality and county having a substantial voice in the decision as well as local naturalist and conservation groups that can offer real time local knowledge to the decision process.

The linked article in Newsweek describing the fate of the Lesser Prairie Chicken illustrates this conflict between groups and individuals that are all passionate about protecting our environment and cultural heritage.