Eagle Deaths & windfarming

Subject: Eagle Deaths & windfarming
Date: Fri, 07 Nov 2003 08:47:13 +1100
Eagle deaths hit
OPPOSITION to a pro-
p o s e d wind f a r m a t
Yankalilla is growing after
the death of two eagles be-
lieved to have been struck by
wind turbines at Cape Jervis.
Origin Energy wants to
build its Kemmiss Hill
windfarm next t o t h e
Myponga Conservation
Park, which is home t o at
least three breeding pairs of
wedge-tailed eagles.
Local resident Helen
Shanahan said it was a
?totally inappropriate? lo-
cation for a wind farm given
that wedge-tailed eagles
were quite rare in the Mt
Lofty Ranges. The turbine
blades? tips moved at 200 to
250km/h, she said.
The Environment Protec-
tion Authority has recog-
nised the potential for birds
t o strike wind turbines, while
Origin Energy spokeswoman
Yvette Reade said a bird
expert hired by the company
described Kemmiss Hill as a
?low impact? site.
Local Liberal MP Dean
Brown said he had ?serious
concerns about a wind farm
immediately adjacent to a
conservation park.

Adelaide Advertisre, Friday

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