In Obama administration, green energy trumps saving Bald Eagles

What's an environmental whacko to do? On the one hand, you've got the "promise" of energy from wind turbines - a dubious claim but we're not talking about wholly rational people here. On the other hand, you have eagles flying into the turbines and getting killed because...well, they're birds, they fly, and they're too stupid to look where they're going. But what's a few Bald Eagles when the mandate is to make wind power commercially viable? The Hill: Wildlife conservationists are battling an Obama administration rule that would give wind energy companies lengthy permits for wind farms that end up killing bald and golden eagles. Hundreds of thousands of birds are killed every year after they fly into gigantic wind turbine blades. It's unclear how many of them are eagles, but wildlife groups say that birds of prey on the lookout for food often ignore the blades. Existing permits allow green energy companies to put up wind farms as long as the Fish and Wildlife Service...(Read Full Post)

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