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WIND TURBINES-LAKE ERIE
Plans halted for wind turbine on Ohio's Lake Erie shoreline after birding groups threaten suit
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Saturday, February 1, 2014 8:48 AM EST
Federal officials have put a stop to plans for a wind turbine along Lake Erie in northern Ohio.
The American Bird Conservancy and Black Swamp Bird Observatory say National Guard officials in Washington sent out a letter this past week announcing it was pulling out of the project.
The two groups were looking at taking legal action over concerns that the wind turbine would endanger migrating birds and bald eagles.
Ohio's Lake Erie coast just east of Toledo where the project site was located is known for attracting several hundred species of migrating birds each year.