Act Now: Help Prevent Eagle Death
From American Bird Conservancy:
A proposal to gut an important rule that protects eagles will result in more of these iconic birds being killed at wind energy projects throughout the United States. It wasn’t long ago that Bald Eagle numbers plummeted to just 800 breeding birds, placing them on the Endangered Species List and putting their very existence in doubt. Majestic Golden Eagles also suffered declines and continue to struggle today in the face of ongoing threats.
The federal government allows corporations to obtain permits to avoid prosecution for killing limited numbers of eagles as part of their normal operations – if they also promise to offset this damage. These permits must be renewed every five years, giving the public regular opportunity to assess an industry’s operations. However, at the request of wind energy industry lobbyists, the federal government has now proposed making the permits good for 30 years. That means 30 years will pass without the possibility for public review of the permit.
This will lead to more dead eagles, more costly lawsuits, and more Americans who will wonder why private businesses are getting a free pass to kill some of our nation’s most majestic birds. Please send a message TODAY to ask the new Secretary of Interior to personally review and reject this terrible proposal. Go to abcbirds.org to see a sample letter and email your comments.
The proposed Upper Greenbrier North timber project is located near the towns of Durbin and Frank, the former home of the National Science Academy. This is an area with prime habitat for “Ginny,” the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrel andwhere there are major endangered bat cave systems. This is also, an area that lies between two National Natural Landmarks -- Gaudineer Knob Scenic Area and Blister Swamp. Please comment and sign our petition asking the Forest Service to reconsider this project.
President Obama, Keep Endangered Species Protections for "Ginny"
"Ginny", the West Virginia Northern Flying Squirrelhas lost her federal protections. Please click here to send a letter to President Obama requesting that he do all possible to keep "Ginny" protected under the Endangered Species Act.
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