Posts tagged: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Bird Conservancy Files Suit Against Wind Turbines

The American Bird Conservancy has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, charging the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with “multiple violations of federal law” in granting wind turbine permits. At issue is the FWS’s controversial proposed rule that would allow wind power facilities to kill protected golden and bald eagles for periods of up […]

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 […]

Debated Wind Project Underestimates Bird Kills

The final state-mandated permitting hurdle left for the New Era wind energy project is currently under review — for the second time. A ruling on the proposed wind farm’s avian and bat protection plan is expected in the next 60 days, according a spokesperson from the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. On Wednesday, the USFWS released […]