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Something To Think About – 6/21/2016

A while back, the Fish & Wildlife Service opened public comment on so called “proposed improvements” to its eagle conservation program by extending the length of permits for accidental eagle kills from the current five years to 30 years just to allow wind-energy producers to kill or injure as many as 4,200 bald eagles every year. That’s a lot considering that there are now about 72,000 bald eagles in the continental U.S. Even for the feds this is an incredible double standard in that in 2011 the agency convinced the Justice Department to file criminal indictments against three oil companies working in North Dakota’s Bakken field for inadvertently killing six ducks and one phoebe.

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