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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

February 14, 2014

Western voters support renewable energy and the work of federal agencies — survey

Jennifer Yachnin, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-02-14 06:51:18

Looking to win an election in the Mountain West? Then show voters you support renewable energy and don’t suggest selling off federal lands to reduce the budget deficit. Those recommendations are among the key findings in the annual Conservation in the West Poll by Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project, which the Colorado Springs-based institution released today. [ read more … ]

Congress should act to prevent attacks — FERC acting chairwoman

Hannah Northey, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-02-14 06:51:37

Congress should consider shielding sensitive information and appointing a federal agency to take emergency action to thwart physical and computer attacks on the grid, the acting chairwoman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said yesterday. [ read more … ]

Groups urge feds not to allow harm to eagles at huge proposed Wyo. wind farm

Scott Streater, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2014-02-14 06:51:55

Two conservation groups, including one of the nation’s largest bird advocacy groups, are urging the Obama administration not to grant a special permit to harm or kill eagles at a proposed wind farm in Wyoming that would be among the world’s biggest. The American Bird Conservancy, along with the Laramie, Wyo.-based Biodiversity Conservation Alliance, submitted a 15-page letter to the Fish and Wildlife Service expressing concerns about impacts to golden eagles if the massive Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind project is built as proposed in southeast Wyoming. [ read more … ]

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