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July 11, 2014
By Bonner R. Cohen
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/bird-conservancy-files-suit-against-wind-turbines
The American Bird Conservancy has filed a lawsuit against the federal government, charging the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service with “multiple violations of federal law” in granting wind turbine permits. At issue is the FWS’s controversial proposed rule that would allow wind power facilities to kill protected golden and bald eagles for periods of up to 30 years. Currently, eagle kill permits are valid for only five years.The 1940 Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act imposes fines and jail time ...
August 9, 2012
By Brian Fojtik
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/bird-conservancy-sues-feds-for-wind-turbine-information
The American Bird Conservancy has filed suit in federal court accusing the U.S. government of “flagrantly violating” the Freedom of Information Act by failing to appropriately respond to its FOIA requests for correspondence between the federal government and wind power companies. The Conservancy is seeking information about bird populations potentially impacted by proposed wind energy projects, as well as bird deaths documented at wind energy facilities.Illusory Transparency“It’s ridiculous tha...
March 13, 2012
By Bonner R. Cohen
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/bird-conservancy-seeks-enforceable-wind-turbine-standards
The American Bird Conservancy has filed a 100-page petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) requesting replacement of FWS’s proposed voluntary guidelines for operating wind farms with mandatory, enforceable standards designed to protect birds and bats from turbines’ deadly blades.If FWS accepts the arguments laid out in the Bird Conservancy’s petition, wind farms will be subject to a mandatory permitting system and required to mitigate harm to birds and bats.Massive Bird KillsAlth...
February 13, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/bird-conservation-groups-sue-over-lake-erie-industrial-wind-facility
Two bird conservation groups filed a lawsuit claiming federal agencies did not follow the law during the approval process for the Icebreaker Wind industrial facility on Lake Erie. The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) filed suit in the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C. over bird collision risks at the 21 megawatt (Mw) offshore industrial wind farm to be located on Lake Erie approximately eight miles north of Cleveland, Ohio. ‘Failure to Comply’ Th...
March 5, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/federal-government-clarifies-migratory-bird-protections
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed a rule under which it would no longer prosecute entities that unintentionally or accidently harm or kill birds protected under the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) unless the killings violate other federal laws. The proposed rule would codify a December 2017 legal opinion from Interior Department Solicitor Daniel Jorjani that the more than century-old treaty does not allow prosecution for unintentional or accidental killings of migrator...
April 20, 2017
By William F. Shughart II
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/how-the-ethanol-mandate-is-killing-the-american-prairie
America’s long war on fossil fuels is destroying the famed American prairie. According to a report by the Organic Consumers Association, 95% of the 240 million acres of prairie land that once blanketed the middle of our country, from Texas to North Dakota, already is gone. Only isolated pockets of prairie tall grass, some 35 million acres set aside for soil and wildlife conservation, remain. And that — largely in the Great Plains — is at risk of being destroyed. Among the factors most responsi...
December 26, 2013
By H. Sterling Burnett
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/native-americans-protest-eagle-deaths-at-wind-farms
In the face of continued raptor deaths and the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to encourage new industrial wind farm developments, American Indian tribes are becoming increasingly vocal opponents of new wind farms.No Meaningful ConsultationFrom the Osage Nation of northern Oklahoma to the Hopis and more than a dozen other tribes in Arizona, American Indians are urging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to abandon plans to permit wind farms to kill bald and golden eagles, which many ...
July 9, 2007
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/health-agendas-for-the-birds
On June 27, the Benton Crier ran an Associated Press article by H. Josef Hebert (“U.S. bald eagle numbers making a recovery”) that extolled the virtues of the ban on DDT due to its role in allowing the birds to increase to 10,000 breeding pair in 2007. This increase caused the federal government to consider removing the eagle from the endangered species list.In Congressional quarters, accolades are offered to Rachel Carson and her book Silent Spring for its role in heightening the interest in en...
July 11, 2015
By Ron Arnold
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/groups-fight-bureaucracy-over-endangered-bird-that-was-never-in-danger
Bad science and corrupt bureaucrats turned a beautiful migratory songbird that nests only in Texas into a 1990s terror that good science and concerned citizens are now fighting to exonerate.The songbird is the golden-cheeked warbler and the fear it instills comes from its status as an endangered species protected by a bureaucracy that confiscates property, bankrupts businesses and imprisons decent people – and we now know that the warbler was never endangered at all.A coalition of three gro...
December 10, 2013
By Paul Chesser
https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/obama-administration-oks-bird-killing-as-long-as-its-by-windmill
...industry a blank check,” said David Yarnold, president of Audubon.“The federal government didn’t study the impacts of this rule change even though the [law] requires it,” said Kelly Fuller, who formerly headed up the wind campaign at theAmerican Bird Conservancy. “Instead, the feds have decided to break the law and use eagles as lab rats.”Republican Sen. David Vitter, the ranking member on the Environment and Public Works Committee, has sought accountability from the Obama Justice Departme...