The #Obama administration has given the green light for 30-year permits that allow the wind industry to kill thousands of eagles each year without penalty. U.S. wildlife managers said that thousands of eagles are killed every year due to impacts with the giant wind turbines, blades, towers, and power lines. The midnight green energy regulation is being done to ensure President Obama’s ‘climate’ legacy remains intact after President-elect #Donald Trump takes office.
The finished rule will go into effect Jan. 15 and extends an existing permit that allows for accidental deaths to the bald and golden eagle from wind farms. The previous permit allowed for up to 4,200 bald eagle deaths a year from wind farm killings. The blades can create powerful vortexes that suck in the eagles and other birds and chop them to pieces.
— Indian Country Today (@indiancountry) June 8, 2016
Thousands killed each year
The Fish and Wildlife Service said the current population of 40,000 bald eagles could withstand 2,000 bird deaths a year from turbines. Bald eagles, however, number 140,000 and can tolerate 4,200 deaths a year without hurting the population. That’s more than four times the current limit.