Green Support For Wind Farms Stops At Killing Eagles

Law360, New York (December 11, 2013, 5:50 PM EST) -- Major conservation groups already have expressed outrage over the federal government's decision last week to issue 30-year permits allowing for the accidental deaths of protected eagles caused by wind farms, and experts say expected court challenges from these determined opponents easily could stymie renewable development the rule aims to promote.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has changed its so-called “take” permits governing unintended injuries and deaths of bald and golden eagles from wind turbines, extending the timeframe from five to 30 years. The new measure...
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