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Obama’s War on Bald Eagles
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 14, 2012 | The Washinton Free Beacon Staff

Posted on 05/14/2012 2:39:46 PM PDT by Kaslin

Obama administration proposes loosening rules against 'programmatic' killing of bald eagles.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is proposing to loosen regulations prohibiting the killing of bald eagles for the benefit of renewable energy companies.

The Heritage Foundation’s blog “The Foundry” reports on the latest instance of the Obama administration’s war on wildlife:

A draft regulation first filed in April would allow businesses to apply for 30-year permits allowing them to kill bald eagles in the course of other legal activities. The length of those permits would be a six-fold increase over the five-year window allowed under current law.

The USFWS explains at FederalRegister.gov: “We have reviewed applications from proponents of renewable energy projects, such as wind and solar power facilities, for programmatic permits to authorize eagle take that may result from both the construction and ongoing operations of renewable energy projects. During our review, it became evident that the 5-year term limit imposed by the 2009 regulations (see 50 CFR 22.26(h)) needed to be extended to better correspond to the timeframe of renewable energy projects.”

The Free Beacon’s Andrew Stiles previously reported on how the Obama Administration’s “mean green killing machines” are decapitating golden eagles, threatening hundreds of baby tortoises, and disrupting protected kit fox populations in California.

Bird enthusiasts are also calling on the Obama administration to repeal an obscure mining regulation that is resulting in the deaths of a million or more songbirds a year.


TOPICS: Editorial; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: baldeagle; killing; obama; usfws

1 posted on 05/14/2012 2:39:50 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
ongoing operations of renewable energy projects

Does gunpowder qualify as a "renewable energy" resource?

2 posted on 05/14/2012 2:42:00 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Kaslin

What is he going to do, drop Rogaine on them?


3 posted on 05/14/2012 2:44:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Kaslin

Of course he hates bald eagles. They refuse to dye their feathers, for fear of having anything black above them, just like Newt Gingrich and Barbara Bush refused to dye their hair. Anyone who shows white on their head is a racist if they’re in the public eye. Bald eagles should have known better. They’re a national symbol, and yet they won’t dye their feathers. For their racism, they deserve to have hunters take shots at them.


4 posted on 05/14/2012 2:44:27 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Kaslin

Obama signs Executive Order retiring the Bald Eagle as America's National Emblem. The Crow will be its replacement. Here we see the crow feeding on the garbage coming out of the White House.

5 posted on 05/14/2012 2:52:47 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Kaslin
Our National Bird? Symbol of our country?

Hell, I'm surprised Obama hasn't ordered the military to find and slaughter every last one.

6 posted on 05/14/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT by Lazamataz (To the wall, street occupiers!!!!!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Obama will replace it with the Ostrich, with head in the sand.


7 posted on 05/14/2012 2:56:15 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Eleutheria5

There is nothing prettier then natural white hair on people inho


8 posted on 05/14/2012 2:59:16 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Lazamataz
Hell, I'm surprised Obama hasn't ordered the military to find and slaughter every last one.

I'm equally surprised Obama hasn't replaced the Star Spangled Banner with the Internationale.

9 posted on 05/14/2012 2:59:51 PM PDT by Marathoner (At least Ann Romney won't tell us what to eat.)
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To: Kaslin

10 posted on 05/14/2012 3:02:30 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Kaslin

Amazing what a liberal will sacrifice for their agenda.

If an oil company or any other industry without a “green” in front of the name killed any, they would be crucified like they already have been.


11 posted on 05/14/2012 3:06:26 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Liberalism: Carrying adolescent values and behavior into adult life.)
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To: Kaslin; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin Obama’s War on Bald Eagles ping
SJackson’s outdoor list ping

FReep Mail if you want to be on, or off, this Wisconsin interest list.


12 posted on 05/14/2012 3:13:23 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Kaslin

Racist. You’re just as bad as those bald eagles.


13 posted on 05/14/2012 3:15:28 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Kaslin

This is a ritual sacrifice of our national symbol on the pagan altar of green energy fanaticism. Where are the environmentalists on all this?


14 posted on 05/14/2012 3:28:20 PM PDT by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

3 of the 5 look like ravens to me. Bigger beaks then crows.


15 posted on 05/14/2012 3:39:04 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Kaslin

What a beautiful bird and what a lying, cheating snake in the grass...ping


16 posted on 05/14/2012 4:07:52 PM PDT by eagles_rest ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves." -G.W)
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To: Apparatchik

So getting oil on a bird is bad but killing a bald eagle with a windmill is OK. Got it.

Scariest enviroment imaginable.

That’s all you had to say.


17 posted on 05/14/2012 4:54:39 PM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: Kaslin
Don't Tread on Me

Obama, leave our Bird Alone!

18 posted on 05/14/2012 5:06:33 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
If you’d like to be on or off this Outdoors/Rural/wildlife/hunting/hiking/backpacking/National Parks/animals list please FR mail me. And ping me is you see articles of interest.

I've no way of checking it, but I've been told that killing flying critters is a much bigger problem if you're putting windmills up on public rather than private land. In fact that the process in general is quicker on public land. There being no private landowner/developer to go after?

19 posted on 05/14/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by SJackson (As a black man, you know, Barack could get shot going to the gas station, M Obama)
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To: dfwgator

Yes! The perfect national symbol! I snorted beer on my keyboard for you!


20 posted on 05/14/2012 6:01:56 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: Kaslin

Is there anything left in America that this Smokey isn’t at war with besides gay Hollywood types along with Holder and “his people”?


21 posted on 05/14/2012 6:26:40 PM PDT by lgjhn23
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To: riverrunner

Crows flock and scavenge off humans. Ravens are more solitary and live in less populated areas. It may only be the perspective of the photo.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 6:40:25 PM PDT by wrencher
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To: dfwgator
Or with the vulture, which more closely represents and resembles his leftist regime.

"Obama will replace it with the Ostrich, with head in the sand."

23 posted on 05/14/2012 8:24:06 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Kaslin

Amazing that the usually highly vocal enviro wacko lefties are silent on this. I guess, since it’s being done by “the one”....it’s an act of their little tin god and ergo, perfectly acceptable.

Lefties are nothing if not flaming hypocrites.


24 posted on 05/14/2012 8:27:22 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Kaslin

Amazing that the usually highly vocal enviro wacko lefties are silent on this. I guess, since it’s being done by “the one”....it’s an act of their little tin god and ergo, perfectly acceptable.

Lefties are nothing if not flaming hypocrites.


25 posted on 05/14/2012 8:27:26 PM PDT by XenaLee (The only good commie is a dead commie.)
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To: Kaslin; LucyT; netmilsmom

Thanks for this thread.

” - - - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife service is proposing to loosen regulations prohibiting the killing of bald eagles for the benefit of renewable energy companies.”

First, the Barred Owl, and now our National Symbol.

Obama truly hates everything American.

Go back home to Kenya and leave America to Americans.

The killing of birds of prey continues unstopped in Obamanation - - - - .


26 posted on 05/14/2012 10:18:21 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Kaslin

Not really a shortage of them... I’ve seen more this year than any other year in the past.

Heck, almost hit one on the road about six weeks ago, it was freakin scavenging on some road kill and WOULD NOT move so I swerved into the opposite lane.

Saw a young one that hadn’t totally got it’s adult colors/markings on a lamppost about a week ago.


27 posted on 05/14/2012 10:30:01 PM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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Thanks, Graewoulf.

28 posted on 05/14/2012 10:32:01 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: LucyT

No secret why the ever eco-conscious left, especially Obama, wants to eradicate Bald Eagles. They are a symbol of American freedom.

Possible they want to replace it with a little known bird much loved by Obama’s father and so probably has similar place in Jr’s symbology.

The rare African Kerchunk Kite. It is a fitting replacement for the Eagle as it symbolizes not only Obama’s Keynesian Socialist economic policy, but his foreign policy handling. It is known for the pattern of behavior that gave it its name. It is always confused about the proper course, so it flies in ever decreasing circles until it disappears up its own backside with a resounding “kerchunk.”

[I would suggest that the “Kite” part of the birds name has some significance relative to the current “quantitive easing” of buying our own debt to “hide the decline’ in the dollar - but surely they wouldn’t be that arrogant?]


29 posted on 05/14/2012 10:44:58 PM PDT by LoneStarC
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To: lgjhn23

Is there anything left in America that this Smokey isn’t at war with besides gay Hollywood types along with Holder and “his people”?


Yes, there’s a lot left.

But that’s all for his next term.


30 posted on 05/14/2012 11:42:18 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: djf

I believe Eagles only chase live prey. Must have been a vulture or something else. Anbody know for sure?


31 posted on 05/14/2012 11:50:14 PM PDT by DISCO
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To: DISCO

No he’s right. Bald eagles will feed on carrion.

Once while floating/fly fishing California’s Fall River, I spotted a flock of vultures feeding on something in a pature downstream. As I neared the scene I spotted a bald eagle feeding among the vultures. Surprised me then, but I have witnessed similiar scenes several times since that 1977 sighting. Bald Eagles will eat anything handy, and aren’t particular who they dine with!


32 posted on 05/15/2012 12:05:29 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: DISCO

I know for sure because I’ve seen bald eagles often here in western Washington.

And when they are on the road twenty feet in front of you, you don’t mistake them for a vulture.

Jeesh dude - do you believe everything you read?


33 posted on 05/15/2012 3:13:07 AM PDT by djf ("There are more old drunkards than old doctors." - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Kaslin

But I thought ‘renewable energy’ was about SAVING the environment.

Oh wait, I forgot Obama’s buddies making billions off of us is more important.


34 posted on 05/15/2012 4:27:16 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Kaslin

This is solely for the benefit of wind-gen.


35 posted on 05/15/2012 4:49:23 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Kaslin

30 YEAR PERMITS????

How audacious!!!


36 posted on 05/15/2012 1:40:12 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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