Texas Wind Projects Sensitive to Prairie Chicken

2009-08-26T17:00:03+00:00

Federal protection for the prairie chickens which are found in the Texas Panhandle could hamper Texas's plan to add 5,500 megawatts of wind power in the region by 2013, a 60 percent increase for the state. The Fish & Wildlife Service recommends a five-mile buffer between turbine towers and prairie chicken mating grounds or leks. The American [...]