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Feds nix eagle penalties for California wind farm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A California wind farm will become the first in the nation to avoid prosecution if eagles are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades, the U.S. Fish […]

06/26/2014

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)

GOP says administration stonewalling on bird deaths

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. […]

03/26/2014

This handout provided by RES Americas shows the 166 megawatt Hackberry Wind Farm near Albany, Texas. (AP Photo/RES Americas)

For wind power, US extends permit for eagle deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment […]

12/06/2013

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)

Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government for the first time has enforced environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities, winning a $1 million settlement from a power company that pleaded guilty to killing 14 eagles […]

11/22/2013

A tagged California condor. (AP Photo)

Feds won’t prosecute wind farm for condor deaths

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Federal authorities say they won’t prosecute a Southern California wind farm if the company’s whirring turbine blades kill any endangered California condors. The Los Angeles Times reports the Tehachapi Mountain wind […]

05/25/2013

Hawaiian island of Lanai seller keeps rights for wind farm

(AP) – The billionaire selling 98 percent of the Hawaiian island of Lanai to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says he plans to keep rights to complete a wind farm project that has caused controversy among […]

06/21/2012

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