And then this obligatory paragraph:
Eagles can't be killed legally and their parts can't be sold, transported, traded, imported or exported. Even possession of post-Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act eagle parts requires a permit. Eagle parts can be handed down through families or given to other Native Americans for religious purposes. They can't be given to a non-Indian.I don't know where this stands now, nor exactly how the law reads or will read, but it is pretty much understood that wind farm promoters have a license to kill eagles. No one will be held accountable for deaths of bald eagles (or other migratory and protected birds, such as whooping cranes) due to wind turbines.
No one will ever know how many eagles and other migratory birds will be killed by wind turbines; the carcasses will be picked up by scavengers.
I don't know if the links will last very long; in the big scheme of things, it no longer matters. The Federal bureaucracy has sided with the faux-environmentalists and against the eagles. It no longer makes sense to ban native Americans from killing bald eagles; my hunch is they would protect the sacred bald eagle with more seriousness and more compassion than the wind farm promoters.
And so it goes.
Oh, that's it. I was trying to remember why I even decided to post this "old" story. Now I remember. I didn't read every last word in the several articles at the link above, but a quick look suggested that "wind turbine" was not mentioned once in any of the articles.