GOP says administration stonewalling on bird deaths

MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press
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A golden eagle flying over a  wind turbine on Duke energy's top of the world wind farm in Converse County Wyo. (AP Photo/Dina Cappiello, File)

A golden eagle flying over a wind turbine on Duke energy’s top of the world wind farm in Converse County Wyo. (AP Photo/Dina Cappiello, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans complain the Obama administration is refusing to turn over documents related to enforcing environmental laws at wind farms where dozens of eagles and other protected birds have been killed.

Rep. Doc Hastings of Washington says the Fish and Wildlife Service has engaged in a “deliberate slow rolling of documents and answers” for nearly a year. Hastings is the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee.

The agency’s director, Dan Ashe, said Wednesday that he and his staff have made “super-human efforts” to fulfill the committee’s request, but that the volume of documents sought and timeframe for producing them were “completely unreasonable.”

An Associated Press investigation last year revealed that the administration was not prosecuting wind energy companies for killing eagles and other protected birds.

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