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No more turbines at Woolnorth until reason for eagle deaths is determined - Brown

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said he was deeply distressed to learn that a breeding pair of the endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagles had been killed at the Roaring Forties Woolnorth Bluff Point wind farm.

"There should be no more wind turbines built in Tasmania's prime raptor region until the problem is fixed," Senator Brown said.

"Some 17 of these magnificent and endangered Tasmanian Wedge-tailed eagles have been knocked out since 2002 and Australia cannot afford to lose any more," Senator Brown said.

"The deaths should be investigated and solutions found and the public informed of the outcome of that investigation, including what is being done to reduce eagle deaths at Woolnorth," Senator Brown said.

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