WInd farms will soon get 30 year long permits to take out those birds. Image courtesy of DollarPhotoClub prior to their merger into Adobe Stock.
Just a few of the recent articles providing updates on slice-and-dicers damage in general and status of North Dakota wind
farms plants in particular.
- Wyoming project may get specific permission to kill eagles
- All wind
farms plants get broad permission to kill eagles for 30 years
- Massive subsidies for wind power, which is intermittent and unreliable, meaning it is often unavailable when needed
- Updates on two N.D. turbine farms
12/8/16 – Denver Post – Wyoming wind project may get permit to kill eagles – The Chokecherry-Sierra Madre wind
farm plant, which will start with 500 slice-and-dicers and may expand to 1,000 bird-choppers, could get two critical permits by next month (January).
The first permit will allow destroying eagle nests that are currently unoccupied. I’m guessing that will chase away eagles from the kill zone.
The second permit will allow the facility to kill 14 golden eagles a year for five years. They can also off 2 bald eagles a year for five years.
farm plant will have to do mitigation for the golden eagles they expect to kill, but not the bald eagles.