Board Talk Cont.: Auwahi Wind Farm Gets to Kill More Bats

posted in: Board Talk, Energy, September 2019 | 0

On August 23, the Land Board voted to accept a supplemental environmental impact statement for the Auwahi wind farm on Maui and approve a new Habitat Conservation Plan for the take of an additional 119 endangered Hawaiian hoary bats over the course of its incidental take license, which expires in 2037.

The company’s original plan allowed the facility to take only 21 bats. As of June 30, it had taken 46.

Last month, Environment Hawai‘ireported that the state Endangered Species Recovery Committee had approved the plan after the company . . .

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