Bats Stall Wind Farm

“This is a case about bats, wind turbines, and two federal polices, one favoring protection of endangered species and the other encouraging development of renewable energy resources.”  So begins a federal district court opinion halting expansion of a wind farm in West Virginia because of likely harm to endangered Indiana bats. The project must obtain an incidental take permit from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service if it is to proceed. Washington Post coverage here.