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Raptors such as hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons are protected under federal and state laws. How many raptors are killed in the U.S. each year by wind energy turbines?

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A 2013 paper in the journal Wildlife Society Bulletin estimated that 83,000 raptors are killed in the U.S. each year by wind turbines. The Obama administration has generally declined to issue fines in these cases or prosecute them.

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