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Similar fate could await eagles in path of Iberdrola’s Tule Wind project in East County

By Miriam Raftery

January 20, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) – Wildlife protection groups and residents have reacted in horror to the removal of an active bald eagle nest by a wind developer in Canada, an event documented on video January 5, just weeks after a photo of the active pair was taken at the site.

Now ECM has learned that the environmental documents filed by Iberdrola Renewables for its Tule Wind project in McCain Valley would allow SDG&E to “remove all existing raptor nests” prior to construction.

The removal of the bald eagle nest at Haldimand in the Canadian province of Ontario on January 5 was documented on video by the Ontario Wind Resistance group.  The removal was done by contractors working for Nextera Energy, leading opponents to dub the company “NextTerror.”  The Canadian government authorized the removal despite the fact that the bald eagle is a species of concern in Ontario, because it was within 20 meters of a proposed turbine blade sweep.

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