Well those rotating wind turbines need room to move.
A draft regulation first filed in April would allow businesses to apply for 30-year permits allowing them to kill bald eagles in the course of other legal activities. The length of those permits would be a six-fold increase over the five-year window allowed under current law. …
Current law allows permitting for “programmatic” killing of bald eagles, which “is recurring, is not caused solely by indirect effects, and that occurs over the long term or in a location or locations that cannot be specifically identified.”
The USFWS notes that permits “may authorize lethal take that is incidental to an otherwise lawful activity, such as mortalities caused by collisions with rotating wind turbines.”
So while oil companies that incidentally killed a few dozen dead common ducks over the course of months faced federal criminal charges in court from an Obama administration attorney, the feds are simultaneously giving permission for the wholesale slaughter of endangered species to “green” power companies.