by Tom Borelli
The power of big business and Obama strikes again.
In a previous post I said the wind farm killing of eagles backfired on Duke Energy and would be an ongoing financial problem for wind power.
I also added that companies such as Duke Energy got what they deserved for following Obama’s green energy schemes.
I should have known better than to underestimate our corporatist state and the ability of President Obama to pick winners and losers.
Following a $1 million court settlement over Duke Energy’s wind turbines killing eagles, the Obama administration comes to the wind industry’s rescue.
The Interior Department’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued a new rule allowing wind farms to kill eagles for 30 years.
From the Daily Caller:
The Obama administration has just given wind turbine operators the license to kill birds and eagles for 30 years, a move welcomed by the wind industry but derided by environmentalists and Republicans.
The Interior Department changed a rule that now enables the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend the amount of time renewable energy companies can kill migratory birds and eagles in a bid to boost green energy development. Wind operators can now get a permit to kill birds for 30 years, up from five years.
The environmentalists are not happy about the Interior Department’s decision.
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