About 70 golden eagles are killed every year by turbines at California's Altamont
"Many environmental groups have been claiming that too few people are paying attention to the science of climate change, but some of those same groups are ignoring the science that shows wind energy's negative impacts on bird and bat populations."
That willful ignorance may be ending.
March 8, 2012
by Robert Bryce
in Wall Street Journal
For years, the wind energy industry has had a license to kill golden eagles and lots of other migratory birds. It's not an official license, mind you.
But as the bird carcasses pile up-two more dead golden eagles were recently found at the Pine Tree wind project in Southern California's Kern County, bringing the number of eagle carcasses at that site to eight-the wind industry's unofficial license to kill wildlife is finally getting some serious scrutiny.
Some 77 organizations-led by the American Bird Conservancy, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Endangered Species Coalition and numerous chapters of the Audubon Society-are petitioning the... [continue via Web link]