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Feds Nix Eagle Killing Penalties for California Wind Farm

 
Posted June 26th, 2014 @ 3:56pm by KFBK News

A deal with the feds will make a Solano County wind farm the first in the nation to be allowed to kill eagles.

That would be, accidentally kill them, of course.

The Unites States Fish and Wildlife Service says a large project near Rio Vista will not be cited if the birds are injured or die when they run into the giant turning blades.

The agency says a permit, allowing five strikes to golden eagles over five years, encourages the development of new renewable energy and that the wind farm will have to take steps to offer protection from turbines and power lines.

The American Bird Conservancy has sued the Obama administration arguing populations could be damaged.

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