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Wind Energy Official Takes Aim At Hunters

by | Jul 25, 2012

John Anderson, director of siting policy for the American Wind Energy Association, shifts the blame for eagle deaths from wind turbines onto the hunting and shooting community in a recent op-ed piece. "Based on publicly available data, modern wind energy facilities are responsible for less than 1 percent of human-related eagle fatalities, ranking well below lead poisoning (eagles eat prey that has been shot by hunters), poisoning in general, illegal shooting, collisions with power lines (specifically smaller distribution lines that serve fossil fuel production areas), collisions with vehicles, and even drownings in livestock watering tanks,” he wrote. Read more here.


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