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It’s about time

“Wind farm operator PacifiCorp Energy will pay $2.5 million in fines after pleading guilty Friday to charges related to the deaths of protected birds in Wyoming.
The subsidiary of Portland, Oregon-based PacifiCorp pleaded guilty in federal court in Wyoming to two counts of violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act under a plea deal with prosecutors.
The U.S. Justice Department said the charges stemmed from the discovery of more than 370 dead birds at the company’s Seven Mile Hill and Glenrock/Rolling Hills wind projects in Carbon and Converse counties from 2009 until now. Authorities counted 38 dead golden eagles and 336 other dead protected birds, including hawks, blackbirds, larks, wrens and sparrows.”

Read more:http://trib.com/business/energy/wind-farm-operator-pacificorp-energy-pleads-guilty-in-bird-deaths/article_c430bfba-14dd-5a17-8ea9-d1d7faa3d736.html

Finally the wind companies are at least getting fined for bird deaths.  Thirty-eight dead golden eagles is quite a few dead raptors.  This is assuming they actually got an accurate accounting.  Remember when saving nature meant actually protecting things like eagles, not killing them in the name of saving the planet?

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