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Administration close to finalizing rule
to give wind farms a pass on killing eagles
for decades

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:charliecoconut, 12/6/2013 5:41:40 AM

The Obama administration is moving toward finalizing a rule that would give alternative energy farms a pass for killing bald and golden eagles for decades, just weeks after it took legal action for the first time against a company for doing so. The rule by the Interior Department extends the length of the permits that allow farms to unintentionally kill the eagles without penalty from five to 30 years, according to department records. The rule authorizes the “non-purposeful” killing of eagles, but also will require farms to implement certain guidelines to help with eagle conservation.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: gerty, 12/6/2013 5:59:53 AM     (No. 9642461)

I don´t know...just looks like another move from this rouge administration to do away with/minimize another uniquely American symbol/tradition.

--sigh---

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Udanja99, 12/6/2013 6:05:53 AM     (No. 9642465)

PETA? Greenpeace? Sierra Club? Hello?

Oh, that´s right. Zippy has a "D" after his name. Never mind.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 12/6/2013 6:10:28 AM     (No. 9642467)

I´m not sure, but has there been any eagles killed by drilling for oil, mining for coal or securing any of other energy???

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Reply 4 - Posted by: WD40, 12/6/2013 6:18:52 AM     (No. 9642471)

This should make some taxidermists some money.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: clayusmcret, 12/6/2013 6:38:15 AM     (No. 9642481)

If they kill enough eagles they can bring in the bear as the national symbol.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: curious1, 12/6/2013 6:50:16 AM     (No. 9642495)

If it´s unintentional, and we´re not talking about human deaths here, why is there a penalty? Oh, that´s right, so they can control them with the threat of prosecution since they´ve broken a bureaucratic rule (note I didn´t call it a law) - basically legalized extortion, especially around election time.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: hershey, 12/6/2013 7:01:35 AM     (No. 9642507)

Number 1, maybe our forefathers were right when they wanted the Turkey to be our national bird....sure seems like this country is now being run by a bunch of them.

Perhaps they could put big screens around the turbines to keep the eagles out???

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Reply 8 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/6/2013 7:43:26 AM     (No. 9642553)

That´s OK, it´s probably time to make the American Vulture the national bird anyway. 47% of the voters would agree, I´m sure.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MOBeef4u, 12/6/2013 7:52:08 AM     (No. 9642563)

Hey, #8, now you´re just insulting vultures. At least they perform a valuable service.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 12/6/2013 9:02:52 AM     (No. 9642672)

Unintended consequences brought on by liberal feel good communist.
So what if Glen Frey and Don Henley fly into a wind farm. They could write another hit song about the evils of wind farms. They´re ´plaid shirt´ capitalist anyway. s/o

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LouD, 12/6/2013 9:15:05 AM     (No. 9642690)

I agree with #2. Where are all those so-called animal rights groups on this matter? But let a tiny shrimp-like creature be threatened, and they all jump up and want to stop any progress in that direction. Now some of those nuts are equating chimps with humans, but go ahead and kill the eagles. Whatever you do, don´t ever pick up a feather from one, or you will be fined and threatened with jail!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: slowslider, 12/6/2013 10:02:14 AM     (No. 9642784)

The rule sounds idiotic anyway; i.e., if I´m driving and an eagle smashes into my front end and dies, am I liable--you have to be kidding me.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Brittany, 12/6/2013 11:04:52 AM     (No. 9642888)

This points out the conflicts between saving the environment (while destroying land and increasing noise levels unbearably) and pursuing technologies before their time to vainly fight natural climate change. They must get so confused. I go for the eagles and the deserts´ frail ground cover. If they were rational they´d go for natural gas pipelines and repair the ancient home delivery lines.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: wildcat1, 12/6/2013 11:07:42 AM     (No. 9642892)

Looks like someone got paid off. :-/

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/6/2013 2:20:11 PM     (No. 9643272)

This administration has gone after utility companies when an eagle has been killed tangling in power lines, but "green" energy can kill and kill and crickets. The sheer hypocrisy but why should anyone be surprised from this Admin where they pick
and choose what laws to enforce for those groups they favor. Remember how the Obamas said during the 2008 campaign that they would adopt a rescue dog for their girls and instead they bought some high priced purebred.

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