Wind industry working to protect plants, animals

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Conservation groups and Colorado wind industries are working on a partnership to protect animals and plants as the energy industry continues to grow.

Over the past three years, five environmental groups and 10 wind developers formed the Colorado Renewable & Conservation Collaborative to iron out their differences.

The industry wants predictability and the environmentalists want to protect animals and habitat.

Environmentalists are concerned about bats, mountain plovers, and great prairie chickens.