Posts tagged: bald eagle

Administration ‘Slow Rolling’ Documents on Bird Deaths at Wind Farms

The Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed, House Republicans charged Wednesday. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., said the Fish and Wildlife Service has engaged in a “deliberate slow rolling of documents and answers” for […]

Wind Power: Yes; Killing Eagles: No

Conservation and industry groups had agreed to a more moderate policy that would consider the populations of eagles, a migratory bird, on a regional basis in setting research-based mortality limits. That strikes us as a rational approach that would temper continued wind energy development with conservation of eagle populations in particular areas. But that’s not […]

Wind Farms Pose Threat to Rare Eagles

The only requirement for this license to kill is that wind farm operators show they are making some effort to try not to kill eagles. I haven’t heard of anything that can be done to prevent eagle deaths once a wind turbine is built, so the requirement may simply be to donate some money to […]

World Bird Sanctuary Alarmed by Wind Turbine Deaths

Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years. Walt Crawford with the World Bird Sanctuary initially thought moving away from petroleum-based products was a panacea. “But what has happened now is, in order to make these turbines work the way they need them to work to […]

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U.S. Lets California Kill Eagles

No one is quite sure how many eagles are killed every year by wind turbines, but a draft environmental report (pdf) by the federal government proposes for the first time that the “takings” be made legal.with permits at a wind farm in Northern California. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) plan is to issue […]

Eagle Conservation Effort at CA Wind Project

Wind energy is known to be environmentally friendly, except for one persistent concern: The spinning turbine blades often kill birds, especially raptors such as eagles. Now, a wind energy project in Solano County may become the first in the United States to commit to protecting golden eagles under federal law. To make amends for the […]

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Big Green Helps Big Wind Hide Butchery

It uses tons of fossil fuels every day, emits a greenhouse gas that’s like CO2 on steroids, can’t do the job it’s made for, costs taxpayers exorbitant fees, and makes the federal government look mentally ill for giving it outrageous subsidies. It also chops up birds, bats and scenery with roads and monstrous 400-foot-tall machines. […]

Campobello Wind Turbine Could Kill 1,000 birds

An environmental group is worried about the bird population on Campobello Island if a proposal for a wind turbine goes ahead. World Council for Nature wrote a letter to the Environment and Local Government Minister Bruce Fitch warning birds, such as bald eagles who use the nearby Roosevelt Campobello International Park as a breeding ground, […]

Wednesday June 27th, 2012 in , , , , | Comments Off on Campobello Wind Turbine Could Kill 1,000 birds