SARATOGA, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is
talking to people in south-central Wyoming about how what could become the
largest wind farm in the U.S. could kill large numbers of eagles in their rural
Bald and golden eagles are abundant in and around the Sierra
Madre Mountains. Federal officials said the 1,000-turbine Chokecherry/Sierra
Madre wind farm in the mountains’ northern foothills could kill between 46 and
64 eagles every year.
The Power Company of Wyoming LLC plans to build the wind
farm over four to five years. The wind farm would generate enough electricity to
power up to 1 million homes.
The Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on
issuing an eagle take permit that would seek to reduce and offset the eagle
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