And what about all the mining to provide the rare earths for the high efficiency compact generators that have to go in the turbines. How much harm to birds has the tailing from that done? You don't have a point, other than that basically any activity may do some indirect harm to these birds.
The larger issue here is this is just another case of the administration playing favorites. If you happen to be someone Obama likes for whatever reason the rules don't apply to you. You're a unionized teach oh well you can get an exemption from NCLB, You're a big laybor union and there is an election coming up bye bye employer mandate... You're UAW member forget bankruptcy law and the bond holders rights I'll just give Chrysler away to a foreign company.
OTOH - you're an individual who had trouble buying insurance no relief for you pal, you own a coal plant the EPA is gonna destroy your business fool.
The rules SHOULD be applied as written and uniformly to everyone one. Either it everybody should get exempted from rules protecting eagles or nobody should. The Obama Administration is a blight on not only this nation but the world, for anyone who cares about the rule of law and real democracy.