Fri. 1/13 11a: A wind farm in Oregon has applied for a permit from U.S. Fish and Wildlife for the incidental killing of golden eagles. This marks the first time that a wind farm company has applied for the exception to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been postponing wind permits to protect golden eagles. Biologists are seeing a steady decline in the golden eagle population and wind farms are seen as a major factor.
How can golden eagles and wind farms co-exist?