Three articles on bird killing wind turbines. For reference if a US citizen picks up an eagle feather here is the punishment. "Anyone who possesses an eagle feather, and doesn't meet the requirements, could face fines up to $100,000 and a year in prison. A second offense is upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony, and carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The act also provides for a civil penalty of up to $5,000. Wind, timber and hypocrisy in the Pacific Northwest | The Daily Caller Wind Companies Not Presecuted for Killing Birds | TheBlaze.com Wind Farms In Pacific Northwest Paid To Not Produce | Fox News All this carnage in exchange for 3% of US power generation and even less in the NW. Since the government don't really care about the birds it makes you wonder if the destruction of the NW timber industry was not the goal all along.