New Federal Rule Protects Eagles While Supporting Clean Energy Development

WASHINGTON — U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service released a final eagle permitting rule that protects Bald and Golden eagles while providing a new pathway for wind energy development and other industries.

Following is a statement from Katie Umekubo, Lands Director at NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council):

“The new rule meets the moment, showing that we can combat climate change and preserve our nation's wildlife. After many years of collaboration on eagle permitting, we have a path for needed expansion of electricity transmission and wind energy, while also protecting eagles for generations to come.”

NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online activists. Established in 1970, NRDC uses science, policy, law, and people power to confront the climate crisis, protect public health, and safeguard nature. NRDC has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Bozeman, MT, Beijing and Delhi (an office of NRDC India Pvt. Ltd). Visit us at and follow us on Twitter @NRDC.

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