Enron has abandoned plans to construct a wind farm 60 miles north of Los Angeles that some enviros argued would imperil the endangered California condor. The National Audubon Society vehemently opposed the planned facility, arguing that it could be a “death trap” for the birds, and Enron said that pressure from the group played a part in its decision. No conclusive study has indicated that high-tech windmills would endanger condors, but the Audubon Society argued that all risks should be avoided because there are only 49 California condors left. Enron now plans to construct 53 windmills at a different site some 20 miles from the disputed area.

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