Tag Archives: Endangered Species Act (ESA)
This report discusses the types of Endangered Species Act compliance needs that electric utilities commonly face and provides guidance to help utility environmental managers comply more efficiently and effectively.
Voluntary Conservation Tools: Approaches to Cost-effectively Protect Multiple Candidate Species and to Avoid Listing
Listing of species under the federal Endangered Species Act can have significant economic impacts on electric power companies with large land holdings. Collaborative, voluntary conservation plans can potentially prevent listing of species and lead to better conservation outcomes. This report explores the use and potential benefits of these plans.
Petitioned, Candidate, and Proposed Species Distribution: Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act Across the Coterminous United States
The federal Endangered Species Act requires electric power facilities to consider the impacts of their operations on threatened or endangered species. This study characterizes the distribution of 532 petitioned species, 101 candidate species, and 42 proposed species under the law across the contiguous United States, identifying the Southeast as the region with the greatest density […]
This technical brief describes issues related to potential conflicts between electric power operations and endangered and protected species, such as power line electrocutions, collisions with wind turbines, avian deaths from solar power technologies, habitat alteration from hydroelectric dams, and construction of infrastructure.