Please note this new section on flying insects such as the Monarch Butterfly, and Dragonflies, yes, which migrate across Lake Erie. Monarchs have been witnessed by gliders up to 10,000 feet. There is no question that they will be impacted by industrial wind in the Lake.
We feature this wonderful letter by Suzanne Albright. Images are from Cleveland naturalist and photographer, Kathy Murphy, with thanks for allowing us to post.
I have lived in the western Cuyahoga County my whole life. As a young girl I grew up with woods in my backyard. So I’d have to say nature and the natural world has been in my blood since day one. I started my photography passion in 1987 involving nature of course. But for about 7 years I have been totally absorbed and in love with birding. It feels like every time I am out in the field it is a brand new experience. It is also amazing that birds are the window to our planet’s Health and changes. Birds provide us with a strong source of facts to document Environmental changes. Birds also can provide a lot of fun and exciting entertainment. Also to go birding means you spent some peaceful quality time in beautiful woods, at the lakefront, ponds or swamps. Kathy Murphy.
Federal laws applicable to wildlife and wind developments include the following:
- Migratory Bird Treaty Act (16 U.S.C. 703-712) as amended
- Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (16 U.S.C. 668-668d) as amended
- Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531-1544)
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Subject: comments regarding Case# 16-1871 Icebreaker Wind, Inc.