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Bald Eagles Threatened By Eastern Shore Wind Farm

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A wind power lobbying group disputes a report saying that turbines pose a threat to Maryland's bald eagle population.
A wind power lobbying group disputes a report saying that turbines pose a threat to Maryland's bald eagle population.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services says a proposed wind farm on Maryland's Eastern Shore could kill up to 20 bald eagles a year. This report could have implications for wind power development along the Eastern Seaboard.

Pioneer Green Energy, which is voluntarily working with the Fish and Wildlife Service, wants the agency to sign off on the company's proposed 50-turbine project near Westover. The agency says Pioneer must take measures to reduce the threat to bald eagles before it gives the project a thumbs-up.

A wind-power lobbying group says the agency's estimate of 20 bald eagle deaths a year is flawed, because it's based on data about wind turbines and golden eagles.

The agency says it used golden eagle data because there have been few run-ins between bald eagles and wind turbines. That's because most U.S. wind farms are in the west, where golden eagles predominate.


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