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Wolfe Island wind turbines kill 3,800 bats annually

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Trans Alta’s 86 industrial wind turbines on Wolfe Island are responsible for 1,500 bird and 3,800 bat casualties per year, says Ted Cheskey of Nature Canada in an article by journalist Richard Blackwell.

 In “Call to reduce wind farm bird, bat deaths” which appeared in the Globe and Mail’s Report on Business section Wednesday August 3, 2011, Cheskey states the mortality rates are “consistently high” and recommends that Trans Alta shut the turbines down during migration season.

 Blackwell also notes that Nature Canada calls the Wolfe Island wind turbines “among the most destructive of wildlife in North America.

Read the rest of Blackwell’s article.

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