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American Wind Energy Association

Denver Post

Wind farms continue to pump out millions of dollars’ worth of renewable energy in Colorado. But, as the Denver Post reports, turbines are also big business for landowners these days. Colorado landowners received $9 million in lease payments from wind companies last year. And all this wind energy couldn’t have come at a better time for rural High Plains residents. Oil and gas profits have dwindled, and slumping commodity prices have cut into farm and ranch incomes.

Eagles: A Legal Casualty of Wind Energy

Dec 22, 2013

A new federal rule allows wind farms to obtain 30-year permits allowing the legal killing of bald and golden eagles reported Dan Frosch for the New York Times.