[CT Birds] BALD AND GOLDEN EAGLES AT RISK
PCOMINS at audubon.org
Mon Jun 20 16:09:59 EDT 2016
Please see the below alert from Audubon regarding proposed rules that would allow 30-year incidental take permits for Bald and Golden Eagles.
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New rules proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will not adequately protect Bald and Golden Eagles.
The agency charged with protecting America's birds and wildlife issued new regulations that will grant wind companies 30-year permits to kill Bald and Golden Eagles--with virtually no proven mitigation options available to protect eagles and no real oversight of the wind industry's efforts to mitigate eagle deaths.
Please send public comments to oppose 30-year permits. Hurry, the deadline to comment is July 5:
While the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says that it will review wind farms every five years even under the 30-year permits, the agency does not have the resources to monitor sites or to thoroughly review the effectiveness of each site's avoidance and mitigation measures every five years.
The Bald Eagle--the very symbol of America--and the majestic Golden Eagle deserve strong protection, and a program that provides 30-year permits without proven mitigation measures available and without adequate oversight is just not good enough.
Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that 30-year permits are not biologically or legally defensible:
President and CEO
National Audubon Society
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Patrick M. Comins, Director of Bird Conservation, Audubon Connecticut
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