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It’s the UK vs the U.S. as Scotland drops mega-wind farm, in favour of golden eagles

Please stop hunting birds. The Birds would find their flight plans.

Quixotes Last Stand

Jack Dini — Hawaii Reporter — August 30, 2012

Plans for a controversial mega-wind farm on the Isle of Lewis were dropped following fears that golden eagles and other birds would be killed by massive turbine blades. Predictions indicated that up to 22 golden eagles, Scotland’s national bird of prey, could collide with the wind farm turbines over 25 years as well as potential harm to other sensitive species. (1)

In another case, The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Scottish National Heritage (SNH) organizations withdrew objections to plans for a major wind farm on the Western Isles following the developers decision to reduce the number of turbines for the Stornoway Wind Farm from 42 to 36. RSPB Scotland had concerns that the 42 turbine projects would threaten golden eagle and red-throated diver habitats. SNH had similar worries. (2)

Now, let’s look at the United States.

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