Why I can boldly proclaim the Interior Department to be a corrupt government agency in collusion with the wind industry

From the recent AP article announcing a plan that would allow wind companies and other power providers to "kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year without penalty" the USFWS gave out  official numbers pertaining to the current population status of Golden eagles. A population I might add that has been rapidly declining in the western US.                                                                                                

 

"The Fish and Wildlife Service estimates there are about 143,000 bald eagles in the United States, and 40,000 golden eagles."                                                 

 

I will explain very clearly why this statement is not even close to being true and I will use official USFWS data to prove it. When I am finished it will be very clear to most that the USFWS is either very incompetent, very corrupt and probably both.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Look closely at these official golden eagle population figures released in 2013. The estimated population for an area totaling 422,391 square miles is a measly 526 golden eagles.  In addition the USFWS openly admits that this region is also host to the highest density of nesting golden eagles in the world.................. "The highest known density of nesting golden eagles is in central California among the rolling hills of Alameda and Contra Costa counties."     

The large geographical area of 422,391 square miles given in the USFWS table, amounts to about 16% of the entire land mass covering the lower 48 states. If there were equal numbers of golden eagles spread out over the entire lower 48 states there would still only be about 3950 golden eagles. This is a figure more than ten times lower than the 40,000 golden eagle population released by the Interior Department on 5/4/2016.                                                                                                                                                        Of course declaring 10 times too many eagles means that ten times as many turbines can be built for the wind industry and ten times as many eagles can be legally killed. Then one must consider that there are virtually no golden eagles remaining in the eastern half of the lower 48 states, so how big is this lie being told?.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The truth of the matter is that our golden eagle population in the western US has not only been rapidly declining we have a government agency hiding this fact and then lying to the public with highly embellished fake population statistics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      It is for many reasons like the example just given from my research, that I can boldly proclaim the Interior Department to be a corrupt government agency in collusion with the wind industry.

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Comment by Penny Gray on May 11, 2016 at 1:19pm

Excellent power point, Darryl. If the wind industry had to pay for all the illegal killing it had done, all of the subsidy money would be returned to the taxpayers and the wind industry would fail, thereby protecting humans and birds alike.  Now, where do we find a law firm that could make this happen?

Comment by DarrylMueller on May 10, 2016 at 11:55pm
Comment by Penny Gray on May 8, 2016 at 7:42am

It all comes down from the top.

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