May 3, 2014 2:53 PM

Some see proposed wind farm as a threat in Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge

Opponents predict a slaughter as birds and bats fly into the whipping turbines. They particularly fear for protected and endangered species that frequent Squaw Creek. They worry, too, that the project could alter age-old migratory patterns. The conflict shows how renewable energy — generally considered by environmentalists to be the good guys compared to oil and coal — can sometimes be at odds with nature lovers and conservationists.

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