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  • After the news broke Friday morning that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to extend the reach of wind industry permits to kill bald and golden eagles , a national ... of human-caused golden eagle mortalities. As ReWire reported in September , a recent study by five USFWS biologists ...
  • ... lands protection group Western Lands Project, told ReWire . "And their decisions are usually much worse than what would be come ... Tree Wind Farm in the Tehachapi Mountains made the news this year for killing eight eagles in two years. Since 2009, ...
  • ... decision to extend the length of permits issued to the wind power industry to kill bald and golden eagles . ... 30 years -- which we've reported on extensively at ReWire -- is a violation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), ...
  • ... is calling on the federal government to require wind energy operators to get permits to kill birds that are protected ... up to $200,000 in fines and a year's imprisonment. As Rewire reported two years ago , USFWS has been highly reluctant to enforce ...
  • Four California-based wind power facilities have applied to the federal government for permits to harm eagles , ReWire has learned. [scald=44204:kl_image_original_context ... bald or golden eagles or both. Until the FWS signs off on those permits , there will likely be some disagreement between the ...
  • ... (FWS) is considering eliminating most public oversight of wind turbine impacts on protected bald and golden eagles by offering ... that Department's Press Secretary Jessica Kershaw told ReWire "We are in receipt of the [ABC] letter. The Eagle Tenure Rule ...
  • ... deadline for public comments on a Northern California wind project's application to be allowed to kill eagles . ... all 50 of the turbines for eagle mortalities. (EDF wants to monitor just half its turbines.) The agency also wants EDF to ...
  • ... {"additionalClasses":""}] Wind company operators who wanted 30-tear permits to injure kill ... for the change that the agency wanted to "provide more certainty to project proponents and their funding sources." After a ... agency consider drafting an Environmental Impact Statement on the policy. Plaintiffs argued that USFWS was legally obligated to review ...
  • A wind energy facility in eastern Nevada killed its second golden eagle ... In a letter to BLM officials from Kristin Reuther of the group Western Watersheds Project , she urged the agency to disclose what ... the second death. In the letter, which Reuther provided to Rewire on Wednesday, she points out that the wind facility's Avian ...
  • ... has asked the public for help in gathering information on eagle mortality in the wake of the death of a golden eagle at the North Sky River wind facility on January 29. The eagle was found near a North Sky ...

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