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PacifiCorp moving forward with study on bird safety near turbines

CHEYENNE (WNE) — PacifiCorp and its research partners are moving forward with a study to evaluate the effects of painting a single wind turbine blade black on 36 different turbines to reduce collision risks to birds flying near the wind turbines.

“This is an extraordinary partnership of scientists, federal regulators, wildlife managers, a nongovernmental organization, academia, developers and utility companies working together to find solutions to reduce the impacts of critical electric infrastructure on birds,” said Travis Brow...

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