$1.4 million dollar fine and retribution to be paid-

$9.1 million will be paid to retrofit power poles. Over 200 eagles died and many other raptors.

PacifiCorp Settles In Bird Electrocutions. By Mead Gruver. Associated Press Writer

Exxon-Mobil was involved too. Earlier story. Companies charged in bird deaths. By Tom Morton. Casper Star Tribune.

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is past President of the Western Watersheds Project.

One Response to PacifiCorp Settles In Wyoming Raptor Electrocutions

  1. Pacificorp is owned by Berkshire Hathaway, whose chairman and CEO is Warren Buffet. Each of the eagle deaths is punishable by up to $15,000 in fines and up to six months in jail. Wouldn’t it be nice if the CEOs of lawbreaking companies had to do some jail time. 38 eagles at six months each of jail time, for CEO Warren Buffet, would encourage his company and other companies that violate similar laws to be more careful in the future. I wonder how much jail time an individual that killed 38 eagles would serve.


July 2009


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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