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Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles
Renewable energy projects can now get 30-year permit to kill eagles

Solar and wind farms scored a victory Friday when the Interior Department announced an extension of permits which allow renewable energy projects to accidentally kill or injure bald eagles without penalty. Renewable energy companies will now be able to obtain permits good for up to 30 years, a sharp jump from the previous five-year maximum. In a statement, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said the permitting change will "help the renewable energy industry and others develop projects that can operate in a longer term, while ensuring bald and golden eagles continue to thrive." PHOTOS: Richest and poorest cities in America These permits extend back to 2009, when the U.S. Fish...

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