Wind Farm + Dead Eagle = $200K Fine

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Frank, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I have mixed feelings about this.

    On the one hand, I'm like "Really? You're wasting my tax money on something that is the inevitable consequence of running a wind farm?"

    On the other hand, I'm enjoying the schadenfreude watching the watermelons getting screwed sideways with their own tree-hugging laws.
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The way I read it the problem was not the dead eagle but the reporting of the dead eagle was not timely.
  3. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Oh, really? :confused:
    How often are they supposed to check for dead eagles?
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    They found the dead eagle but delayed reporting the find. Had they reported the find timely there would have been no problems.
    Doesn't solve the problem of wind turbines killing birds though.
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Basically they need "take permits" in case acts of God happen, another great example of federal government run amok.
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    from the title, "Dead Eagle" I thought the article was about some guy from Oklahoma.
  7. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    The point is, no matter how timely the reporting, the eagle is still dead. This damn rule is just about the government trying to generate revenue...again...and again...and again...:rolleyes:
  8. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    "Not timely" means that the wind farm called their attorney before they called Fish & Wildlife.

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