A green energy company has pleaded guilty after it was discovered that 150 Bald Eagles have been killed by their wind farms.
The Bald Eagle is the symbol of America and they are a protected species. Killing them is a serious crime.
Do you remember a few years ago when Trump suggested that this could happen and people on the left scoffed at him?
FOX Business reports:
Wind energy company kills 150 bald eagles in US, pleads guilty
A subsidiary of one of the largest U.S. providers of renewable energy pleaded guilty to criminal charges and was ordered to pay over $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 bald eagles were killed at its wind farms in eight states, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
NextEra Energy subsidiary ESI Energy was also sentenced to five years probation after being charged with three counts of violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act during a court appearance in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The charges arose from the deaths of nine bald eagles at three wind farms in Wyoming and New Mexico.
In addition to those deaths, the company acknowledged the deaths of golden and bald eagles at 50 wind farms affiliated with ESI and NextEra since 2012, prosecutors said. Birds were killed in eight states: Wyoming, California, New Mexico, North Dakota, Colorado, Michigan, Arizona and Illinois.
NextEra, based in Juno Beach, Florida, bills itself as the world’s largest utility company by market value. It has more than 100 wind farms in the U.S. and Canada and also generates natural gas, nuclear and solar power.
This is perfect sarcasm:
A lot of people think you’re not allowed to kill bald eagles, but you are. You just have to pay $53,333 for each one. And you have to make sure you kill them with a wind turbine. Because it’s necessary to kill eagles to save them from climate change.https://t.co/AHAEkVZWMj
— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) April 6, 2022
Once again, Trump was right.
Cross posted from American Lookout.