26 Nov '13, 10am

Owner of Wind Turbines Fined $1 Million in Bird Deaths

Duke Energy Renewables has become the first wind energy company prosecuted under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and will pay a $1 million fine for the deaths of eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms, the Associated Press reports . The case represents the first time the government has used environmental laws to protect birds from the hazards of wind energy installations, and it follows an earlier report by the AP that dozens of eagles had died in collisions with wind turbines. "In this plea agreement, Duke Energy Renewables acknowledges that it constructed these wind projects in a manner it knew beforehand would likely result in avian deaths," Robert G. Dreher, acting assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division, said in a statement Friday, according to the AP. Duke Energy Renewables President Greg Wolf said th...

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