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They confessed to killing 150 vultures. $8 million wind farm penalties


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The renewable energy company received a five-year regulatory period and an order to pay more than $8 million. Fines after killing 150 golden eagles and white-tailed eagles in wind turbines.

NextEra Energy’s subsidiary ESI Energy has pleaded guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Act, according to a Department of Justice press release.

This law prohibits the killing or harvesting of certain protected birds without federal government approval. Golden eagles and white-tailed eagles are additionally protected by federal law.

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