The Great Lakes are home to one of the world’s greatest bird migration
routes, but wind developers plan to build hundreds of dangerous turbines either in the Great Lakes or along
their shores that could be disastrous for birds.
Wind turbines are an essential
source of clean energy, but they need to be responsibly located—not placed in
the path of countless migratory birds and bats.
your governor and state wildlife officials in the region to protect birds and
bats—and keep the Great Lakes and their shorelines free of large-scale wind energy
This alert is specific to the Great Lakes
region, targeting decision makers in OH, PA, NY, MI, IL, IN, WI, and MN.
Your letter will be sent directly to the governor of your state and to
state wildlife agencies in the Great Lakes region. All comments add strength to our appeal, but adding a
personal story or thoughts about why protection of migratory birds is important
will make your petition even more effective.
Dear [Dear government official]
To reduce the impacts of wind turbines on birds and bats, it's critical we keep turbines away from large concentrations of these animals. This precludes building turbines near major migratory routes, stop-over habitat, breeding or foraging areas. Despite the danger, wind energy developers are attempting to build large-scale, commercial facilities in areas that draw mass congregations of migratory birds and bats. Foremost among these are the Great Lakes, which are home to one of the world's greatest confluences of migratory birds and bats. And with hundreds--if not thousands-- of turbines proposed for construction, the cumulative impact could for birds and bats be disastrous.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]