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Duke Energy settles eagle-death case

Duke Energy Renewables said Friday it has reached a $1 million settlement with the Justice Department over the deaths of golden eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms.

The department brought misdemeanor charges for 14 eagle deaths over three years at Duke’s Top of the World and Campbell Hill wind projects near Casper, Wyo.

Duke Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, said it will pay $1 million in fines and restitution.

The company said it has also installed radar to detect eagles near the site, shuts down turbines when eagles are active in the area and conducted training for wind technicians.

Henderson: 704-358-5051; Twitter: @bhender
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