Posts tagged: BGEPA

Review of 30-Year Eagle Take Rule

In a nine-page comment letter, American Bird Conservancy (ABC) not only raises numerous objections to the 30-year eagle take rule but offers an 18-point plan the organization says constitutes a scientifically credible, transparent permitting process for wind energy development. ABC’s comments were submitted to FWS as part of the agency’s effort to engage the public […]

Feds Step Up Avian Oversight

Federal oversight of wind energy’s adverse impacts to birds, bats and other wildlife will increase due to two recent developments: the pending first programmatic take permit under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (BGEPA) and the first criminal enforcement action for avian fatalities under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Wind farms face a […]