As everyone already knows, the bald eagle is the U.S. emblem. Despite this, it has been thirty years since the wind turbines kill around 4,200 eagles each year. The only explanation of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was that these turbines had the role of extending more renewable installations.
Recent research has shown that the bald eagle might be the most protected and honored wildlife species in U.S. history. It was first protected under the Bald Eagle Protection Act in 1940, and also one of the first species protected under the Endangered Species Act starting from the 1960s. When it was initially listed, there were only four hundred breeding pairs left.
Many decades later, in 2007, it was officially delisted having a population of 10,000 pairs which mate for life. However, it is still protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Despite this, it seems that renewables energy facilities were given a free pass on birds and other wildlife kills while they are already prosecuted for other illegal activities.
Wind turbines and other industrial operations inattentively kill hundreds of thousands of birds per year. It is a critical situation for many species of birds, not only for the bald eagle. More and more people believe that is ridiculous to authorize the slaughter of over 4,000 bald eagles per year just to promote renewable energy.
According to Google’s green engineers, it was established already that renewables energy facilities are nothing but a ‘false hope.’ Plus, they lead to severe consequences on the environment.
In order to replace the electric generation based on fossil fuels with solar and wind generation, an enormous amount of land is needed, leading to a disfigurement of natural habits just to receive less energy and more expensive. Furthermore, it seems that renewables are not as green and clean as promoted.
Even if the wind and solar energy are free, the current renewable system uses massive amounts of materials. More precisely, a standard wind system uses 870 cubic meters of concrete per megawatt of electricity just to anchor the turbines and 460 metric tons of steel.
In other words, it would be best if the bald eagle and other bird species would start being more protected against any threat that could bring them on the verge of extinction.