Enhancements to FWS Allow Course of May Assist Shield Eagles Whereas Advancing Renewable Power Initiatives


WASHINGTON (September 29, 2022) — At present the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) introduced proposed adjustments to its allowing course of for the incidental take of eagles and eagle nests. The proposed rule would create normal permits for wind-energy era and energy line infrastructure initiatives, in addition to disturbance of breeding Bald Eagles and Bald Eagle nest take, with the aim of incentivizing extra initiatives to be in compliance with the Bald and Golden Eagle Safety Act (Eagle Act) and implement mitigation measures. 

“Birds inform us that local weather change is the most important menace they face, so it’s essential that we proceed to preserve and defend eagles whereas increasing renewable power and transmission to succeed in net-zero emissions. We help the idea of building a normal allow underneath the Bald and Golden Eagle Safety Act for wind and energy line operations that impression eagles. If finished responsibly, this course of might obtain each enhanced eagle conservation and an improved allowing program,” stated Garry George, director of the Nationwide Audubon Society’s Clear Power Initiative. “We admire the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service beginning the method with this proposed rule, and we are going to work to make sure that the ultimate end result helps advance the conservation of Bald Eagles and Golden Eagles and meets the required preservation normal of the Eagle Act.” 

Audubon strongly helps renewable power—together with photo voltaic, wind, and geothermal energy—that’s correctly sited and operated in ways in which keep away from, reduce, and mitigate destructive impacts on birds, different wildlife, and the locations they want now and sooner or later. Extra about Audubon’s coverage on renewable power could be discovered right here.   

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The Nationwide Audubon Society protects birds and the locations they want, as we speak and tomorrow. Audubon works all through the Americas utilizing science, advocacy, training, and on-the-ground conservation. State applications, nature facilities, chapters, and companions give Audubon an unparalleled wingspan that reaches thousands and thousands of individuals every year to tell, encourage, and unite numerous communities in conservation motion. A nonprofit conservation group since 1905, Audubon believes in a world wherein folks and wildlife thrive. Study extra at www.audubon.org and on Fb, Twitter and Instagram @audubonsociety. 

Media contact: Megan Moriarty, megan.moriarty@audubon.org 


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