The proposal from the Missouri-based developer called for 14 turbines in Osborn and another eight in Eastbrook, a wind farm to be known as Weaver Wind.
SunEdison’s application to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) was accepted as complete at the end of January. A draft analysis of the project was issued in mid-June, in which the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (IF&W) raised concerns about bird fatalities it said could result from the proposed project.
Citing data about the number of birds passing through the area at certain times of the year, IF&W said Weaver Wind “has the potential for large-scale mortality events.”
IF&W’s findings were the target of the ire of a large crowd at a public hearing in Aurora in June. Residents, wind farm employees and contractors dismissed those concerns and argued that cats, cars, hunters and loggers cause more avian deaths than do wind turbines.
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