"If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK"


Wind farms killing endangered condors in California, and eagles in Wyoming, is ok because they’re green energy according to the Obama administration. But if those same birds were killed at a coal mine or an oil site?

Well that’s different:

CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. — Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of its kind.

But so far, the companies operating industrial-sized turbines here and elsewhere that are killing eagles and other protected birds have yet to be fined or prosecuted — even though every death is a criminal violation.

The Obama administration has charged oil companies for drowning birds in their waste pits, and power companies for electrocuting birds on power lines.

But the administration has never fined or prosecuted a wind-energy company, even those that flout the law repeatedly.

“What it boils down to is this: If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK,” said Tim Eicher, a former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement agent based in Cody.

The IRS targeting conservatives. The EPA applying different fees for information access to conservative groups. Oil companies and coal companies being held to a higher standard when it comes to impact on wildlife.

It almost seems like the Obama administration has one set of laws for its political enemies, and another set for its friends.