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Ex-USFWS Agent Speaks Out on Eagle Slaughter — Freezers full of eagle carcasses.

Jim Wiegand — Master Resource — July 16, 2014

Part One:  Wind Power Slaughter: ex-USFWS Agent Speaks Out on Shiloh IV (California)

“It has been well known that Shiloh’s wind turbines have slaughtered protected birds species for years. These fatalities have gone largely undocumented due to the wind industry’s practices of rigging their reports and handing them to the unquestioning USFWS.… [Now] comments submitted by two USFWS retired special agents who spent their careers protecting migratory birds and making cases against other energy companies … [have] a lot to say about the Shiloh five-year eagle killing permit.”

The Shiloh IV Wind Project, located in the Montezuma foothills in California, has received an unprecedented permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allowing it to kill eagles, hawks, peregrine falcons, owls and songs birds while not being subjected to the normal prohibitions afforded under the federal conservation laws. This company now gets a free pass from federal prosecution under the Bald and Eagle and Protection Act and the Migratory Treaty Act.
No other energy company has the liberty to kill birds so indiscriminately while remaining above the law!
The mitigation for this eagle-kill permit was the fixing of a few power poles by the PG&E. Yet PG&E has already been retrofitting poles in this area consistent with its Avian Protection Plan, and if the retrofitting of more power poles was needed the FWS cold have enforced this just as they have for 35 years with other utility companies. Now the FWS and EPA are accepting fraudulent data to trade the slaughter of eagles as if they were carbon credits. It is truly disgraceful.
This permit will allow for the deaths of five golden or bald eagles over a five-year period without the wind farm’s operators being penalized. Everyone has to understand that Shiloh IV is only part of this large wind resource area. All the other sections in this WIND resource area will also be killing eagles and other highly protected species.   Continue reading here……

Part Two:  USFWS Special Agents: Speaking Truth to Wind Power re Shiloh IV 

Part Three: The Voice of Dead Eagles at Shiloh IV 

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3 Comments on “Ex-USFWS Agent Speaks Out on Eagle Slaughter — Freezers full of eagle carcasses.”

  1. sandcanyongal July 19, 2014 at 1:32 pm #

    Raise concerns? Really? Is this all we’ve got – concerns. I have constant outrage, anger and action. The people need to get serious and demand that the wind energy companies eith put protective grills over the turbines or shut them off until they do.

    The feeble execuses by the Sierra Club that the birds have to be sacrificed to save the planet is the biggest lie ever invented by a so-called environmental group. Paid off.

  2. Lynn Ayres July 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    I contacted the World Wildlife Fund in Toronto re destruction of an eagle’s nest in Ontario by a turbine company and received the same response…that climate change is more a concern, etc. Seems to me these environmental groups all singing the same tune. Either they are incredible stupid or they are following some sort of worldwide directive

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