Sucks to be a condor, which is a federally protected bird on the endangered animals list, listed as “critically endangered”, being one of the world’s most rare birds. There’s only around 226 left in the wild
(LA Times) Federal wildlife officials took the unprecedented step Friday of telling private companies that they will not be prosecuted for inadvertently harassing or even killing endangered California condors.
In a decision swiftly condemned by conservationists and wildlife advocates, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said operators of Terra-Gen Power’s wind farm in the Tehachapi Mountains will not be prosecuted if their turbines accidentally kill a condor during the expected 30-year life span of the project.
PS: They also exempted a private development which includes luxury homes and golf courses. And, yes, I’m on the side of the condors. Just because I’m not a Warmist doesn’t mean I’m not an environmentalist.