For wind farms, bald eagles’ deaths are getting a special permit by the Obama administration that goes against a 73-year old law.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, bald eagle deaths from one wind farm company led to a $1 million fine.
It is estimated that nearly 600,000 birds are killed in US wind farms every year. These numbers include over 80,000 birds of prey, including the bald eagles which have just come back from the brink of extinction. Normally, killing a bald eagle results in a very hefty fine and even prison time in some circumstances.