Wind farms have killed 67 bald and golden eagles in five years and at least 85 in the past 15
Saturday, September 21 2013 @ 01:18 PM EDT
Contributed by: davidh
- Almost 70 golden and bald eagles have been killed by wind farms in the last five years
- Wind association officials and conservation groups are trying to reduce casualties
Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.
The research represents one of the first tallies of eagle deaths attributed to the nation’s growing wind energy industry, which has been a pillar of President Barack Obama’s plans to reduce the pollution blamed for global warming. Wind power releases no air pollution.