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Old 05-17-2016, 07:44 AM
Location: San Diego
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Originally Posted by OpanaPointer View Post
Can we keep the politics in the political sections?
What? It can't be more political.

Lobbying Spending Database - Defenders of Wildlife, 2016 | OpenSecrets
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Old 05-17-2016, 10:22 AM
Location: Duluth, MN
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Originally Posted by WyoNewk View Post
This was noted in the link initially provided by the OP. The current President, whoever he/she happens to be right now, OK'd the increased bald eagle kill. If the current President and his/her administration arbitrarily quadruple the amount of eagles that can be killed without penalty, it most certainly IS a reflection of the current President.

And while on the subject, I think it sucks. I won't say more, as much as I'd like to, since this isn't the right place for it.

That sighting/killing of a Wolverine in North Dakota is surprising... and sad.
Despite any proposed increase in the number of birds that can be killed via depredation, at least now there are procedures in place for wind facilities to mitigate those kills. This includes working with the Fish & Wildlife Service to determine where the turbines are placed or which direction(s) they face (most can be moved or "aimed" in different directions to avoid traditional migration routes), etc. In the past there were no such procedures. The rules in place, today - such as the requirement to file an eagle conservation plan - still offset the increased number of birds killed. And again, these rules are not a reflection of the current administration, as development of them began as long ago as the late 80's.
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