Friday, January 6, 2012

Wind farm company to be given permit allowing them to kill legally protected golden eagles...Everything is for Sale for the right Price

The federal government is proposing to grant a permit to allow the developer of an Oregon wind-power project to legally kill golden eagles.

This first-of-its-kind move is being watched very closely by concerned conservationists in the state.

A draft environmental assessment by the Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service would allow West Butte Wind Power to kill three protected golden eagles over five years if the company fulfills its conservation commitments, reports MSNBC.

Called an eagle 'take permit' ('Take' means to kill, harass or disturb the birds, their nests or their eggs.), its the first application to be received and acted on by U.S. Fish and Wildlife under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

The 1940 legislation stops anyone from killing or disturbing bald or golden eagles without a permit from the Interior Department. Read More