In the rush to promote renewable energy, what else is flying under the radar?
TheU.S. Department of the Interiorhas directed the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to extend permits allowing "non-purposeful takes" (read: bird kills) of golden and bald eagles for five years to 30 years.
If this is enacted, it will give wind farms a 30-year window to continue "non-purposeful" killing of golden and bald eagles, condors and other migratory birds.
Will there be any raptors left after 30 years?
Though I realize the importance of protecting individual species, I would be grateful if a future article would address the implications to all species if we continue to source human energy from fossil fuels. Those are also dots that need connecting.