Interior Looks to Expand Permits for Killing Bald Eagles to Accommodate Wind Energy

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, a division of the Interior Department, is considering loosening regulations on the killing of bald eagles, the national bird of the United States, to accommodate the development of wind energy sources.

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.

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One response to “Interior Looks to Expand Permits for Killing Bald Eagles to Accommodate Wind Energy

  1. Quick file a FOIA with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see who has these eagle killer permits. Also, the list will allow people to know which companies that have killed eagles do not have a killer permit.

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