Posts tagged: Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bald and golden eagles may be legally killed or injured in the thousands by high-speed turbines (reaching speeds up to 170 miles per hour), under new regulations released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The rules, which affect individual wind-energy companies that plan to operate the technology for up to 30 years, allows up to 4,200 […]

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Bald Eagles Nesting

A bald eagle couple that has made the National Arboretum their home is nesting for a family this month. The eagles laid two eggs in the past week, and now you can watch as they await their eaglets thanks to two well-placed, live-streaming nest cams. Read more…

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Airports Have Wide Latitude to Kill Birds

The operator of New York City’s airports has the legal right to kill migratory birds when necessary to protect planes, a federal appeals court said Tuesday as it rejected a challenge from an animal advocacy group. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was within […]

Birds and Turbines CAN Coexist

“We can’t endanger animals and their habitats in making renewable energy projects happen,” said Fedy, an assistant professor of environmental studies at the University of Waterloo. “Our work shows that it’s possible to guide development of sustainable energy projects, while having the least impact on wildlife populations.” Read More…

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Protected Birds Illegally Poisoned

A new report has highlighted the number of illegal poisoning and persecution incidents of birds of prey in Northern Ireland. The report, by the Partnership for Action against Wildlife Crime Northern Ireland (PAWNI), found that there were 30 illegal poisoning or persecution incidents, affecting 33 protected birds of prey. The most frequent casualty was the […]

Golden Eagle Fatalities Anticipated with Permit Grant

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed another golden eagle has been killed at a Nevada wind farm near the Utah line, and conservationists are demanding federal regulators do something about it. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesman Dan Balduini said Wednesday he couldn’t speculate about how the agency might respond after the second golden […]

Bill to Gut Bird Protection Laws

A bill that would seriously curtail the reach of two major federal bird protection laws has been introduced in the House of Representatives, and its sponsors clearly intend the measure as a boon to the renewable energy industry. The bill, H.R. 493, would require that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant permits of at […]

Lawsuit says: Wind Turbines Kill Eagles and Other Protected Species

Some residents of Garden Peninsula, a scenic Upper Peninsula community on Lake Michigan’s northern shore, say power-generating turbines have hurt their quality of life while killing birds, including eagles and other protected species, on migratory routes. The residents and Garden Peninsula Foundation have filed a federal lawsuit against Traverse City-based Heritage Sustainable Energy seeking damages […]