FWS Opens Public Comment Period on ESA Incidental Take Permit Application

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) published notice of an application it received from Consumers Energy Company for an incidental take permit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that would authorize the incidental take of the endangered Indiana bat and the endangered northern long-eared bat in connection with a wind energy project. FWS will accept public comments through February 27, 2023.