By Shannon Longworth (Reporter), Ryan Tiedgen (Producer, Editor), Jack Aylmer (Producer), (Photographer)
Coming Tuesday, Oct. 18: Two groups normally aligned find themselves at odds in Wyoming. Green energy advocates and animal conservationists are colliding over policy and solutions as the pursuit for wind power threatens golden eagles. This specific bird population faces the risk of a decline in the United States since many man-made threats to raptors are entrenched in society, but the wind farms are a recent addition.
Is the solution as simple as ending the installment of wind turbines in areas where golden eagles nest and migrate? Or is a larger systemic problem at play?
Straight Arrow News visited the region to speak with experts and investigate the issues, the possible solutions, and the intertwined, complex risks.