Posts tagged: Audubon Society

Bye Bye Birdie

Two former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigators tell National Review Online that the federal government acted with a bias, giving renewable-energy companies a pass on unlawful bird deaths while rigorously prosecuting traditional energy companies for the same infractions. “If birds were electrocuted or in oil pits, we prosecuted those companies,” says Tim Eicher, a […]

Wind Energy Gets Away With Murder

A paper published in the Journal of Raptor Research by Fish and Wildlife researchers really hit a nerve when it reported that wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years. Because companies report eagle deaths voluntarily, the scientists said their figure is greatly underestimated. “It is […]

The Life of Osage Eagles

Wind turbines in rural Osage County will soon be producing clean, renewable energy. It is a big investment that some see as a step in the right direction, but it has others asking, ‘At what cost?’ “From my perspective as an eagle rehabilitator and a Native-American, I see this as something that is foreseeing deaths […]