More than 573,000 birds are killed annually by the nation’s wind farms, according to some estimates, but while the Obama administration has pursued criminal charges against oil and electric companies over wildlife deaths, it”has never fined or prosecuted a wind-energy company,” the Associated Press reports.”It is the rationale that we have to get off of carbon, we have to get off of fossil fuels, that allows them to justify this,” said retired National Wildlife Federation western division staff director Tom Dougherty.”But at what cost? In this case, the cost is too high.” Read more

"What it boils down to is this: If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK.” — Former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement agent Tim Eicher
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