Representatives from the Audubon Society, the Defenders of Wildlife, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Natural Resources Defense Council met with White House officials on August 28 to discuss a proposed regulation to extend permit lengths for projects expected to kill a limited number of protected eagles. Conservation groups have said the rule could result in additional bird deaths while wind energy groups praised the rule, saying it would provide more certainty during project planning. The rule, developed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget.