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(From MSNBC) Feds Propose Allowing Wind Farm Developer to Kill Golden Eagles

Feds propose allowing wind farm developer to kill golden eagles

“The federal government is proposing to grant a first-of-its-kind permit that would allow the developer of a central Oregon wind-power project to legally kill golden eagles, a regulatory move being closely watched by conservationists.

“The Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday released a draft environmental assessment that would allow West Butte Wind Power LLC to kill as many as three protected golden eagles over five years if the company fulfills its conservation commitments.”

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  1. Bruce Hadfield said

    Eagles have been endangered and protected since 1940. In Orego, the timber industry gave way to the endangered Spotted Owl and salmon species are highly endangered and some completly gone, but sea lions are highly protected. The justification here seems to be that this California Company can generate enough power for 50,000 homes. Too bad the 50,000 homes don’t exist! The power is needed for Face Book, another California company that may be in financial trouble. None of this makes sense for Oregon as Face Book employs 35 people in Prineville, OR.

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