FWS Head Blasts Subpoena For Wind Farm Bird Death Docs

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 2:53 PM EDT) -- U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel M. Ashe told the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday that its subpoena for documents related to eagle and other bird deaths at wind farms creates an extraordinary burden, refuting some committee members' allegations that the agency gives preferential treatment to the wind industry.

Committee Chairman Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., who issued the subpoena to the agency two weeks ago for unredacted internal documents and emails related to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, questioned Ashe on the agency’s failure to comply with the request. In response,...

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