Republican Sens. David Vitter (La.) and Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) said Tuesday that the Obama administration is selectively targeting oil-and-gas producers for Endangered Species Act violations.
The senators’ accusations come on the heels of an Associated Press report that said the White House exempted wind farms from penalties for killing golden eagles and other birds.
“The Administration is clearly hand-picking which migratory bird mortality cases to pursue with an obvious preference to go after oil and gas producers,” Vitter said in a statement.