Open letter: WCFN opposes a bird killer, the Campobello wind project
To: Hon. Bruce Fitch
Minister of Environment and Local Government
Government of New Brunswick
P. O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB
June 25th 2012
The World Council for Nature (WCFN) has become aware that elected representatives of the Rural Community of Campobello, N.B., are minded to approve a windpower project situated right across the Atlantic Flyway, on their island which is used as a stopover point by thousand upon thousand of migrating birds. Indeed, much of the 15x3km island of Campobello has been included in a designated Important Bird Area, the IBA Quoddy Region, and the wind turbines will be right inside it. Another part of the island is a national park, international in fact:
the Campobello Roosevelt International Park. It is hard to imagine a worse location for installing giant blades revolving at up to 250 kph at the tip (1), which are known to kill many millions of birds and bats around the world (2).