Invenergy Wind LLC, the Animal Welfare Institute, and Other Parties Reach Agreement to Protect Indiana Bat in Development of West Virginia Wind Farm

Jan 27, 2010, 09:00 ET from Invenergy Wind LLC

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beech Ridge Energy LLC, an affiliate of Invenergy Wind LLC, and the Animal Welfare Institute, along with other parties, have reached an agreement in the federal litigation under the Endangered Species Act concerning the Beech Ridge wind project in Greenbrier County, W.V.  The agreement will provide for additional protection of the endangered Indiana bat and other wildlife while allowing some elements of the project to move forward and to begin producing renewable power in 2010. 

The agreement, which has been approved by the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, resolves outstanding federal litigation by setting forth protective conditions on which additional project construction and operation may occur while Beech Ridge applies for an Incidental Take Permit relative to the Indiana bat from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).  The parties in the federal case have agreed to cooperate in a constructive manner during the FWS permitting process.

Details of the agreement, which was approved on January 26, 2010, can be obtained from either party in the case. 


To contact the Animal Welfare Institute, please contact D.J. Schubert at (609) 601-2875.

To contact Invenergy Wind LLC please visit or contact Joe Condo at (312) 582-1465 or

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