The green energy way to save the bald eagle...

8 April 2022
bald eagle

Bald eagle about to launch / Andy Morffew, Wikimedia Commons

The Seal of the President of the United States came about after an executive order issued by then US president Dwight D. Eisenhower becoming effective 4 July 1960 which reads:

The Coat of Arms of the President of the United States shall be of the following design:

SHIELD:  Paleways  of thirteen pieces  argent  and gules, a  chief   azure ; upon the breast of an  American eagle   displayed  holding in his  dexter  talon an  olive branch  and in his  sinister  a bundle of thirteen arrows all  proper , and in his beak a white scroll inscribed " E PLURIBUS UNUM sable .

CREST: Behind and above the eagle a radiating  glory   Or , on which appears an arc of thirteen cloud puffs proper, and a constellation of thirteen  mullets  argent.

The whole surrounded by white stars arranged in the form of an annulet with one point of each star outward on the imaginary radiating center lines, the number of stars conforming to the number of stars in the union of the  Flag of the United States as established by chapter 1 of title 4 of the United States Code .

The Seal of the President of the United States shall consist of the Coat of Arms encircled by the words "Seal of the President of the United States."

The American eagle depicted here is more commonly known as a bald eagle. They once used to be quite populous in north America numbering around 300 000 to 500 000 in the early 18th century by one estimate .

By the 1950s, the species was almost completely wiped out, and was declared endangered. Numbers rebounded and in 1995, bald eagles were moved from “endangered” to “threatened”.

This week, a wind energy company was ordered to pay more than $8 million in fines and restitution after at least 150 eagles were killed over the past decade at its wind farms in eight states.

It’s a pity they did not listen to the Obama administration and obtain a permit which would have allowed them to legally kill 4 200 bald eagles in their wind turbines over 30 years.

Protecting the environment matters…

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