25K Shares By Mike Miller 3 months ago
Dramatic headline, right? Guess what? It’s true. Barack Obama has approved – for 30 years – the right of wind farms to continue to “take” golden and bald eagles. Translation: slaughter them by the thousands.
Via The Hill: The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in an effort to spur development and investment in balancing its environmental consequences. (Balance? I’m guessing the eagles fail to see the “balance,” here.)
The rule authorizes the “non-purposeful” killing of eagles, called “taking,” but also will require wind farms to implement certain guidelines to help with “eagle conservation.” (What – signs hanging from helium balloons for eagles to read: “Warning: You are approaching a wind farm!”?)
Incidentally, the punishment for killing a golden or bald eagle in the United States comes at a hefty price. Simply having eagle feathers or parts in your possession could land you in prison with a hefty fine. Felony killing of eagles comes with a fine of $250,000 and prison time. These penalties fall under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
But, hey, if you’re a “green energy” company in Obama’s America – you get a pass. A 30-year pass.
Imagine for a nanosecond the outrage in the media and by conservationists that would’ve occurred had President Bush allowed the “non-purposeful taking” of a school of 27 minnows in some obscure pond in North Dakota by frackers.