Criminal Cases for Killing Eagles Decline as Wind Turbine Dangers Grow

. U.S. wildlife officials are dropping fewer criminal cases for harming bald and golden eagles, despite concerns that wind energy and other pressures are jeopardizing golden eagle populations.

In recent years, the number of criminal cases filed by U.S. wildlife officers for harming protected golden and bald eagles has dropped dramatically. The number of criminal charges has decreased despite growing concerns that wind energy, among other factors, is threatening golden eagle population.