Govt Forest Panel Says Environment Impact Assessment Not Needed For Wind Power Projects

Govt Forest Panel Says Environment Impact Assessment Not Needed For Wind Power Projects

Based on a single contested study of migratory birds, the government’s Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) approved a 40 MW wind power project in Andhra Pradesh, despite the environment ministry batting for an environmental impact assessment (EIA).

According to a news report by Mint, the FAC said that an EIA was unnecessary for wind power projects.

Incidentally, this was not the first instance of the FAC approving a wind power project despite objections. In June, the FAC gave its nod to clearing 297.38 hectares of forest land in the Kutch district of Gujarat for a 400MW wind power project, despite objections that it posed a threat to bats, and migratory birds that visit the area in winters. Read More…

 

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