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U.S. Issues Guidelines to Help Wind-Farm Builders Protect Eagles

The U.S. Interior Department released guidelines today aimed at helping wind-farm developers comply with laws that protect eagles, bats and other wildlife from spinning turbine blades.

Developers such as NextEra Energy Inc. and NRG Energy Inc. that follow the guidelines will face less scrutiny from federal regulators, said Dan Ashe, director of the departments Fish and Wildlife Service.