As power lines kill eagles, feds look into problem

CODY – A series of golden eagle deaths by electrocution from power lines east of Worland has prompted a federal investigation, and the power company involved said it is continuing extensive work to correct the problem.

Thirteen golden eagles have died near Worland since December, most at sites along power lines running through the Cottonwood Oil Field, said Jeff Hymas, a spokesman for Rocky Mountain Power.

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