Posts tagged: FWS

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 […]

The Battle Over Wind Farms, Dead Eagles, and a Rule by the Government

Paul Domski is a falconer and a bird lover. And he really doesn’t like wind farms or the federal government’s recent decision to protect wind energy companies for up to 30 years for killing eagles. “If I was the country’s energy czar I’d get rid of (wind farms),” said Domski, who is also the Mountain […]

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 […]

Federal Agency and the ‘Secretive’ Eagle-Wind Energy Policy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is considering eliminating most public oversight of wind turbine impacts on protected bald and golden eagles by offering developers 30-year permits to kill eagles by accident, as opposed to the current 5-year permits. What’s more, they’re shaping the implementation of that proposed policy change in a series of […]