Month: December 2014

Wind Farms Aren’t Green If The Prairie Is Destroyed

It is inappropriate for the industrial wind projects that impact Oklahoma’s Tallgrass Prairie to be labeled as “green” when they negatively impact the largest patch of unplowed tallgrass prairie left in North America.

 

The Nature Conservancy is concerned that if inappropriately located, industrial wind farms pose known threats to natural habitats and certain wildlife populations, which might in turn have significant negative consequences for project developers, financiers, power purchasers and citizens. We do not want to exacerbate one problem as we try to solve another.

Together, these projects encompass an estimated 160 turbines, each standing 400-plus feet tall, across more than 17,000 acres west and northwest of Pawhuska. Read more.