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February 19, 2014

Between 46 and 64 golden eagles would likely be killed every year by one wind farm

Between 46 and 64 golden eagles would likely be killed every year by one wind farm

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“Two conservation groups are urging federal regulators to slow down on approval of what would be the nation’s largest wind farm until more efforts are made to mitigate the impact on eagles.

The groups—the American Bird Conservancy and the Biodiversity Conservation Alliance—told the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a 15-page letter released Wednesday that between 46 and 64 golden eagles would likely be killed every year by the spinning blades of 1,000 wind turbines planned by the Power Company of Wyoming.”

“But a recent Fish and Wildlife Service rule-making exempts wind generators from prosecution for causing eagle deaths for up to 30 years“.

 

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  1. I live in South Carolina and until this weekend I had never seen a Bald Eagle in the wild. I knew there were some on the coast but I never saw one. I was driving to Charlotte and shortly after passing our local nuclear power plant i spotted a large bird feeding on road kill. As I approached it flew up and I recognized it as a bald eagle. It made my day.

    Comment by tmitsss — February 19, 2014 @ 5:05 AM | Reply


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