January 20, 2010 – The Center, Hui Ho’omalu i Ka ‘Aina, Conservation Council for Hawai’i and the American Bird Conservancy sent a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative over violations of the Endangered Species Act due to imperiled birds’ fatal collisions with power lines.
May 16, 2011 – In response to our lawsuit, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a permit detailing the actions the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative must take to reduce the number of imperiled seabirds it kills and injures each year and to offset unavoidable harm.
September 26, 2011 – After the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative finally committed to protecting Newell’s shearwater from its power lines and light pollution, the Center and allies dismissed our lawsuit.
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