Skip to comments.Report: Wind tax credits subsidize ‘killing of federally protected birds’
Posted on 10/05/2012 11:19:53 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
The government is effectively subsidizing the killing of federally protected birds, according to a report which highlights a wide range of subsidies given to the wind industry.
If Congress extends the PTC, federal taxpayers will, in effect, be subsidizing the killing of federally protected birds, writes Robert Bryce, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the reports author.
Despite numerous violations, the Obama administration like the Bush administration before it has unofficially exempted the wind industry from prosecution under the Eagle Protection and Migratory Bird Treaty Acts, Bryce continues. By exempting the wind industry from prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or the Eagle Protection Act, the federal government is providing another indirect subsidy to the sector.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that 440,000 birds are killed per year by wind turbines, and most of these birds are protected by federal law the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Eagle Protection Act.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
Ask any local around Ft.Stockton about the windmill killing machines and you will soon discover this as common knowledge for years.
Calling PETA !!
Some people are allowed to kill protected species. Some people aren’t.
We’ve got these wind farms in my State. The wind turbines are huge, and they stretch for miles and miles.
Give the birds a Chevy Volt to get around in.
“Federally Protected” covers robins and just about any tweety bird you can think of. “Endangered” is something else, entirely.
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