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First golden eagle killed by a wind turbine in southwest Washington May 19, 2009

Filed under: Washington,Wind — nwrenewablenews @ 10:42 am
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A state biologist says a golden eagle was killed by a wind turbine blade at a southwest Washington wind farm.

The death last month is the first known eagle fatality caused by a Washington wind project.

The state’s lead wildlife biologist, Travis Nelson, says the 10-pound bird had a broken wing and two broken legs after the April 27 accident at Goodnoe Hills Wind Project southeast of Goldendale.

Golden eagles are not listed as threatened or endangered, but federal law prohibits intentionally harming raptors.

Associated Press – http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/05/first_golden_eagle_killed_by_a.html

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