The Audubon Society says it's outrageous that the government is sanctioning the killing of the bald eagle.
Dec. 6, 2013 THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
From the National Audubon Society online, Dec. 5, 2013:
In a stunningly bad move for eagles, the U.S. Department of the Interior is close to finalizing a new rule that would make it possible to grant wind energy companies 30-year permits to kill Bald and Golden eagles. Audubon's CEO released the following statement:
"Instead of balancing the need for conservation and renewable energy, Interior wrote the wind industry a blank check," said Audubon President and CEO David Yarnold. "It's outrageous that the government is sanctioning the killing of America's symbol, the Bald Eagle. Audubon will continue to look for reasonable, thoughtful partners to wean America off fossil fuels because that should be everyone's highest priority. We have no choice but to challenge this decision, and all options are on the table."