Deadly blades: US offers 30-year permits for killing eagles under plan to boost wind industry
Saturday, December 07 2013 @ 09:58 AM EST
Contributed by: jkr
By Dina Cappiello, The Associated Press | The Canadian Press - Dec 6 2013
WASHINGTON - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
The new rule is designed to address environmental consequences that stand in the way of the nation's wind energy rush: the dozens of bald and golden eagles being killed each year by the giant, spinning blades of wind turbines.