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Eagle deaths and wind turbines


House Republicans are seeking to compel the Obama administration to turn over uncensored, internal documents related to its enforcement of environmental laws at wind farms where eagles and other protected birds have been killed.

The House Natural Resources Committee issued the subpoena Tuesday as part of a 10-month investigation into the enforcement policies and practices of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the Justice Department, a news release said.

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There is no justification for allowing wind turbines to kill eagles while punishing oil companies for similar deaths (oil companies are actually punitively fined for many types of bird deaths, not just eagles).  If it’s wrong to kill eagles to benefit humans, then it’s wrong.  Find another way to produce energy–that’s what is being told to the oil companies.  The same applies to turbines–if you can’t make electricity without killing eagles, then stop.  Otherwise, all energy producers get a pass on eagle deaths.


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“We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy error undetected will flourish and subvert”. - J Robert Oppenheimer.

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