We did a post earlier this year about the deaths of hundreds of golden and bald eagles killed each year by the wind turbines in Northern California’s Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area. Although these birds are highly protected by federal law, the response from this administration most closely resembles a yawn.
Last week, however, the U.S. Attorney for North Dakota decided to bring federal criminal charges against seven oil and natural gas companies because 28 migratory birds had been found dead on their property. Brigham Oil and Gas Company, as an example, has been charged with having two dead mallard ducks on their property. Each violation carries a $15,000 fine and 6 months in jail.
The charges were brought against the seven oil producers by US Attorney Tim Purdon in a move that has been viewed by critics as a targeted effort to advance the Obama administration’s war on fossil fuels.
I wonder how those “critics” got that idea?
PlainsDaily asked Purdon today if he plans on investigating the migratory bird deaths due to wind farms in North Dakota, but he declined comment.
Can anyone say, “selective enforcement”?