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« Reply #930 on: April 11, 2022, 06:45:10 PM »

U.S. wind energy company pleads guilty to killing 150 eagles - https://cn.reuters.com/article/usa-wildlife-eagles-idCNL2N2W522C

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  - Tuesday, April 5, 2022: ESI Energy LLC, Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Nextera Energy Resources LLC, is Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Killing and Wounding Eagles in Its Wind Energy Operations, in Violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act: https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/esi-energy-llc-wholly-owned-subsidiary-nextera-energy-resources-llc-sentenced-after-pleading


ESI acknowledged the deaths of at least 150 bald and golden eagles at 50 of its 154 wind energy facilities since 2012. Marion Owen / Design Pics via Getty Images
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« Reply #931 on: March 22, 2024, 08:42:55 PM »

Permits for Incidental Take of Eagles and Eagle Nests - A Rule by the Fish and Wildlife Service on 02/12/2024

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2024/02/12/2024-02182/permits-for-incidental-take-of-eagles-and-eagle-nests

AGENCY:

Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION:

Final rule.

SUMMARY:

We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are revising the regulations for the issuance of permits for eagle incidental take and eagle nest take. The purpose of these revisions is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of permitting, improve clarity for the regulated community, and increase the conservation benefit for eagles. In addition to continuing to authorize specific permits, we created general permits for certain activities under prescribed conditions, including general permit options for qualifying wind-energy generation projects, power line infrastructure, activities that may disturb breeding bald eagles, and bald eagle nest take. We also made improvements to the specific permit requirements and process. We also revised permit fees and clarified definitions.

DATES:

Effective April 12, 2024.
Only within the moment of time represented by the present century has one species -- man -- acquired significant power to alter the nature of the world.
― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring