The hypocrisy of the Obama administration has just broken through the ceiling.
Among the torrent of late-night regulations his people are releasing to ostensibly save the planet before Obama turns the White House keys over to Trump, is a new rule to kill thousands of American bald eagles.
Up to 4,200 of these protected birds had their death warrants signed Wednesday by the Interior Department, which says it’s okay to kill them, but only if it’s in the name of alternative energy, namely wind turbines.
The spin is laughable double-talk.
The new rule will conserve eagles while also spurring development of a pollution-free energy source intended to ease global warming, a cornerstone of President Barack Obama’s energy plan, said Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.
How will it conserve eagles? By not killing all 143,000 of them.
Additionally, the new rules allows wind turbines to keep on killing as many golden eagles as it does, about 500 a year.
Meanwhile in Colorado, we can’t even develop energy because it might disturb the habitat of a sage grouse.
So while Democrats are rallying against Trump’s picks for the EPA, Interior and Energy Department claiming they will harm endangered species to develop energy, allow ranching or development, they should look in the mirror.