Eagle nest removed from wind farm site
"There are only 50-some bald eagle nests in Ontario," he said. "This is one."
"There's no end to the limits that the government will go to accommodate the wind industry," he added.
He also cautioned that the issue is much more far-reaching than Haldimand County.
January 5, 2013
in The Spec
Protesters attempted to stop a wind energy company from removing an active bald eagle nest near Fisherville this weekend - but their efforts were ultimately unsuccessful.
According to the Ontario Wind Resistance website, NextEra Energy employees cut down a tree limb holding the nest around 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Ministry of Natural Resources authorized the removal at the Summerhaven Wind Energy Centre last week.
"Removing the nest will reduce the risk of eagle mortality at the site," the ministry said in the permit. "NextEra plans to provide artificial nests in the surrounding areas to ensure that the eagle pair can... [continue via Web link]