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Spring 2009


In the United States and around the globe, governments are responding to climate change and energy security concerns by shifting their energy policies to facilitate the rapid development of renewable energy. Today, wind energy is the fastest growing renewable technology, but in the rush to combat climate change, officials have often ignored another brewing conflict which looms larger with every turbine erected. It is a conflict between two would-be allies, wind developers and wildlife conservationists, which if left unchecked has the potential to derail wind energy development in the United States.