If you picked up an eagle feather you found in the woods it could bring a $25,000 fine. However to chop up endangered eagles in a windmill is now OK. I wonder how many spotted owls and other endangered critters are killed or have their habitats disrupted by these wind farms? If any private development so much as potentially encroached on the habitat of any endangered critters federal regulators would shut it down. This is utter environmental hypocrisy.
I work in the mining industry; I wish I was given a dime for every dollar we spend protecting birds...I would be a wealthy miner.
This will be interesting to see how the dinosaur press hides this.