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Feds approve wind farm developer to move on project that could kill 8 – 14 bald eagles per year

This story is absolutely amazing.

Federal officials have given a developer the green light to move ahead with a controversial wind project in southeastern Minnesota that, if approved, would be the first time a wind farm has been given permission to legally kill bald eagles.

The proposed New Era Wind Farm would build 48 turbines on about 50-square miles of land in Goodhue County, not far from the Mississippi River. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates the area is home to 418 bald eagles.

24. January 2013 by Jason Hayes
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