NJ Tidal Energy Project Could Harm Wildlife: DOI

Law360, New York (January 6, 2012, 8:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of the Interior told the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Friday that a proposed tidal energy project in New Jersey could endanger habitats for the piping plover and other threatened wildlife and plant species.

Natural Currents Energy Services LLC had applied for a preliminary permit from FERC for its project in Avalon, N.J., which would install between 10 and 30 tidal turbines along the coast.

The DOI singled out three species in particular that could be impacted by the project, including the piping...
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