Monday, November 25, 2013

Criminal Prosecution Under Migratory Bird Act

The U.S. Department of Justice
Duke Energy Renewables Inc., a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp., based in Charlotte, N.C., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Wyoming today to violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) in connection with the deaths of protected birds, including golden eagles, at two of the company’s wind projects in Wyoming. This case represents the first ever criminal enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for unpermitted avian takings at wind projects.
Not said: If you are looking for repeat violators of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the place to start is with feral cat colonies.

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