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November 25, 2013

Wind Energy Company to Pay $1 Million in Bird Deaths

By EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2013-11-25 06:46:39

Duke Energy agreed on Friday to pay $1 million in fines as part of the Justice Department’s first criminal case against a wind power company for the deaths of protected birds. A subsidiary of the company, Duke Energy Renewables, pleaded guilty in Federal District Court in Wyoming on Friday to violating the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a federal law that protects migratory birds. The company was charged with killing 14 golden eagles and dozens of other birds at two wind projects in Wyoming since 2009.
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U.S. FERC imposes $304 mln in fines on energy firms in FY2013

BY SCOTT DISAVINO, Reuters  •    •  Posted 2013-11-25 06:47:12

U.S. federal energy regulators imposed more than $304 million in fines against energy companies in fiscal 2013 primarily for market manipulation and false reporting activities. It was the highest yearly total, according to Reuters data. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Thursday said its enforcement division staff in fiscal 2013 also forced companies to disgorge an additional $141 million in unjust profits. [ read more … ]

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