Duke Energy Subsidiary Pleads Guilty on Bird Kill Issue

The Department of Justice announced November 22 that Duke Energy Renewables pled guilty to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the U.S. District Court in Wyoming. The company had failed to address U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service warnings about potential bird kill issues prior to construction, and 14 golden eagles and 149 other protected birds died between 2009 and 2013 at two wind projects in Wyoming.