Wind farms have killed 67 bald and golden eagles in five years and at least 85 in the past 15

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  • 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

    By Associated Press

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    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.

 

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