Posts tagged: New Mexico

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 […]

The Problem with Wind Farms: All Those Dead Birds

A U.S. House committee wants to see documents related to charges the Obama administration is more concerned about protecting the wind-farm industry than eagles and other protected birds. The birds die in the rotors of the giant turbines that dot the U.S. landscape, particularly in the Southwest. A birding activist in New Mexico wants to get to the bottom of […]

US Windfarms Avoid Prosecution for Eagle Deaths

The Obama administration has never fined or prosecuted a windfarm for killing eagles and other protected bird species, shielding the industry from liability and helping keep the scope of the deaths secret, an Associated Press investigation has found. More than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s windfarms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such […]