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Sun Aug 1, 2021, 09:28 PM

Tree-cutting resumes after hiatus to protect endangered bats

Source: AP

THE FORKS, Maine (AP) Tree-cutting is resuming on a $1 billion electric transmission project in western Maine after a two-month hiatus over a federally protected bat.

The New England Clean Energy Connect was able to resume construction beginning as early as Sunday on a key part of a 145-mile (233-kilometer) power line that would serve as a conduit for up to 1,200 megawatts of Canadian hydropower to reach the New England power grid.

Tree-cutting was put on hold in June and July to protect the newly born young of a federally protected bat.

Northern long-eared bats are tiny the size of a small mouse and they live in trees instead of caves. Like most hibernating bats, their numbers have been decimated by so-called white nose syndrome, a deadly fungal disease that has killed millions of bats since it first appeared in New York in 2006.

Read more: https://apnews.com/article/business-health-environment-and-nature-trees-bats-5ba36a087d8daf7de6fdb902b9dcce8c

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Mon Aug 2, 2021, 03:00 AM

1. Northern long-eared bat:

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Mon Aug 2, 2021, 03:27 PM

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