by Matt Fox
It’s a story that really hasn’t gotten a lot of coverage outside of Fox News and perhaps some PETA press releases, but the Obama administration recently granted a waiver to a California wind farm that allows them to murder bald eagles for up to 30 years and face no penalty. Bald eagles are a rare species that have been historically protected under the law, and killing them would normally result in hefty six-figure fines as well as a year and a half in jail per eagle killed.
The Washington Free Beacon reports that the eagles are “smacked out of the air by the blades of high-speed wind turbines and are killed or horribly injured.” In other words, brutal bird death is something Barack Obama is perfectly fine with, as long as it’s in the name of Green Energy. It was only a few weeks ago that reports surfaced about the activities of Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, a $1.6 billion dollar taxpayer-funded project that has allowed the birds to be incinerated with heat lasers by way of 350,000 gigantic mirrors. The birds may be burned up in flight, or their wings may be singed just enough to cause them to fall to the ground and die on impact, or be eaten by predators.
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