Massacre: Colorado Wind Farms are Murdering Golden Eagles

By Matt Connelly
Massacre: Colorado Wind Farms are Murdering Golden Eagles

According to an Associated Press story published today, over 100 Golden Eagles have been massacred at wind farms across the United States, including right here in Colorado. 

The federal government apparently won’t divulge the exact number of murders reported by wind farms because it’s “sensitive law enforcement information.”

The Associated Press reports:

“Federal officials won’t divulge how many eagles are reported killed by wind farms, saying it’s sensitive law enforcement information. The recent criminal prosecution of a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, one of the largest U.S. renewable energy providers, offered a glimpse into the problem’s scope.

The company pleaded guilty to three counts of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and was ordered to pay more than $8 million in fines and restitution after killing at least 150 eagles — including more than 100 goldens at wind farms in Wyoming, California, New Mexico, North Dakota, Colorado, Michigan, Arizona and Illinois.”


About the Author:

Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @MattConnelly.