Posts tagged: Alameda County

Altamont Pass – Good for Renewable Energy, Bad for Birds

California entrepreneurs saw potential in the gusty winds that blew out at the Altamont Pass, between the Central Valley and Bay Area. By the mid-’80s, the Altamont was the country’s biggest wind farm. To many, the turbines were more than a new technology. They were symbols of hope, a sign of progress and a world […]

Mortality of Eagles and Consequences of Turbines

Last March, a California wind farm, known for killing a host of other birds, garnered federal attention after an eagle was found mangled at the foot of a turbine. According to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act of 1940, American eagles may not  be pursued, shot, shot at, poisoned, wounded, killed, captured, trapped, collected, […]