Southern Ontario has 4 publicly known (to date ) eagle deaths caused by wind turbines. READ: NextEra freely handed permit to destroy Bald Eagle nest: FOI records
Internationally deaths of the iconic raptors by wind projects remains an ongoing environmental horror story. The writer in the letter below asks questions about the deference granted to wind facilities who are in essence given licence to kill unlike any other industry.
Emmetsburg News– March 21, 2017
To the Editor:
If wind turbines are subject to wildlife areas, what happens if an eagle is hit and killed or wounded by a wind turbine? Eagles are an endangered bird and are protected by the Federal Gov. law. I read on the internet, the first offense is a $5000 fine and or one year in jail. Second time it is $10000 fine and two years in jail. Third time, if that is a felony, the fine is $250000 and jail time. Now, question is, who is to blame for the death or wounding of the eagle? Remember this is a federal crime if one is killed or wounded according to the message on the internet. Who would pay the damages or the jail time? Would it be the wind turbine company, the land owner, or would it be the county supervisors who made this decision on their own to allow the wind companies to come in by rezoning, or would it be all three?
Cylinder, IA (USA)