This information posted below pertaining to the National Eagle Repository (1974-1997) and the Denver Eagle Repository (1997-today) is very important because this information from USFWS agents come from a time before wind energy developments invaded the land. Another thing that is very clear from these early statements, the FWS has known for decades exactly what is killing America's eagles.
In November of 1997 when California had most of America's installed wind energy and a healthy population of eagles, the FWS made another disclosure. They listed wind turbines as a new primary cause of death for the repository's eagles(read below). The turbines of California were supplying From California a new That year the Repository received just over 1000 eagle carcasses.
Wind turbines installed in eagle habitat will always kill eagles and there are no exceptions. I know it and so does the Interior department. It was even proven in the 1990's that wind turbines killed golden eagles at a rate 3 1/2 times higher than electrocution and were their number one killer. After the1999 Freedom of Information Act became law and USFWS agents were gagged with new non disclosure regulations this agency has not been able to disclose information pertaining to wind turbine mortality. Today the Repository receives at least 2500 eagles or severed parts of eagles each year. For more information about the Wind industry, the FWS, and their plans to kill 6200 golden and bald eagles a year............ read "The Harvest of Eagles".
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