The silence has been stunning from the present administration, including the EPA, and various organizations such as the Sierra Club, regarding birds being killed by wind turbines.

About two to three years ago the EPA threatened to shut down a fracking company in North Dakota when a dead bird was discovered in an oil reservoir.

Sadly, studies estimate that between 140,000 and 325,000 birds are killed each year by wind turbines. In fact, the present administration actually removed the penalty for destroying eagles to protect the wind turbine industry.

If the plan proceeds to eventually obtain 20 percent of our energy supply from wind turbines and to allow taller turbines, then efforts to protect our birds will be unsustainable. I would like to see more protests from the Audubon Society.

Robert L. Fenning, M.D.

Belted Kingfisher Road

Kiawah Island