We have people who want to protect wildlife. We have people who want to provide clean energy to clean up the environment. They can clash with one cause the loser.

Take a proposed wind farm in Osage County, Okla. Clean energy, yes. The Osage Nation, Indians that is, argue that if the wind farm is built it might harm eagles who nest nearby.

The project has been delayed by a pending bald eagle kill permit. Three eagles can be killed a year by the wind turbines with no penalty to the owners of the wind farm. Apparently, it isn’t known exactly how many eagles would be killed by the turbines.

The Osage Nation wants a full archaeological research project that would reveal the historic value of tribal sites, former camps and burial grounds. That’s a cultural issue.

Right now the battle hasn’t reached the courts, but that is considered likely by some people.