Every day in America, wind farms "kill thousands of birds, including eagles," as reported today by Katie Pavlich of Town Hall.
As of Friday, the Obama administration is giving these companies a pass to "kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty," as reported by Dina Cappiello of the Associate Press.
As Pavlich observes,
"Thirty years of a free pass means millions and millions of dead birds."
The insane hypocrisy is that according to Nick Juliano of eenews, the Fish and Wildlife Service is
"mulling a bevy of Endangered Species Act regulations, including the near-term finalization of a draft rule to clarify the definition for when species qualify for 'threatened' or 'endangered' status."
President Obama is once again picking and choosing which laws to follow. And his projects are clearly more important than yours.
As noted on the HUD website, the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973 affirms that,
"The federal government and each of its agencies have a statutory mandate to use their powers for the conservation of species. Each agency must ensure that any action they authorize, fund, or carry out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of a listed species in the wild, or destroy or adversely modify its critical habitat."
How many development projects were stopped by the government? And why do the rules not apply to President Obama?
As Cappiello reports, the companies will receive a permit, which is "reviewed every five years," and
"companies would have to submit reports of how many eagles they kill. Now such reporting is voluntarily, and the Interior Department refuses to release the information."
How is that for transparency?