Skip to comments.Federal officials investigate (six golden) eagle deaths at DWP wind farm
Posted on 08/03/2011 9:06:44 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of at least six golden eagles at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's Pine Tree Wind Project in the Tehachapi Mountains, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Tuesday.
So far, no wind-energy company has been prosecuted by federal wildlife authorities in connection with the death of birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. A prosecution in the Pine Tree case could cause some rethinking and redesigning of this booming alternative energy source. Facilities elsewhere also have been under scrutiny, according to a federal official familiar with the investigations.
"Wind farms have been killing birds for decades and law enforcement has done nothing about it, so this investigation is long overdue," said Shawn Smallwood, an expert on raptor ecology and wind farms. "It's going to ruffle wind industry feathers across the country."
Wildlife Service spokeswoman Lois Grunwald declined to comment on what she described as "an ongoing law enforcement investigation regarding Pine Tree."
Joe Ramallo, a DWP spokesman, said, "We are very concerned about golden eagle mortalities that have occurred at Pine Tree. We have been working cooperatively and collaboratively with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California Department of Fish and Game to investigate these incidents.
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Someone painted rabbits on the blades.
(I’m in so much trouble now...)
It’s time for environmentalists to stand up for birds and go against wind farms. They are a travesty on the landscape. Plus, do they even work...
They do work...on cutting up eagles.
“...booming alternative energy source.”
Booming? Only because of loony libs. When we all realize it hardly is efficient (too much “cost” for too little return), it won’t be booming.
“Wind farms have been killing birds for decades and law enforcement has done nothing about it, so this investigation is long overdue,” said Shawn Smallwood, an expert on raptor ecology and wind farms. “It’s going to ruffle wind industry feathers across the country.”
*****SCHADENFREUDE**** (I love liberals battling liberals)
I want to see a solar panel fry a liberal.
It's all a scam riding on the slimy back of enviro-political insiders.
Actually, not really. For example, Texas leads the nation in wind energy. During August, one of the hottest months in Texas, the wind farms in total operate at about 5%-10% capacity due to a lack of wind -- when they are most needed to produce energy.
I think I’m going to go spread dead birds underneath any windmills I can find. Would that be eco-terrorism?
Only in Taxifornia. The mindless libs scream for alternative energy then they find this kind of reason to not have it. They don’t say anything about the millions of fish being killed by the pumps that steal the water from the north state and pump it down to the “foreigners” in the Los Angeles area....the Taxifornia Delta is being destroyed ecologically by these same liberal fools (the south state votes heavily DemoRat) all for votes at the bottom line.
The state is financially dead, like the country in general, but not with the record setting numbers that the DemoRats have run up in Taxifornia. This once was a great state when it was run by responsible, caring conservatives -— not a bunch of vote-pandering, power-crazy liberals.
We'll never make that money back, and they wonder why we're broke (don't even get me started on the totally unneeded billion dollar international port being built).
Good ridance, they arenn’t anything but prehistoric vultures that should have died out thousands of years ago!!!
They knew before building these things that it would kill off the birds! We’re talking golden eagles, not frogs or tiny fish. Double standard rides again.
Find an old (big) satellite dish receiver.
Mirrorize the interior surface.
Point it at any liberal passing by to the south of you...
Of course, they have to pass through the focal point, but perhaps you could bait it. Put a copy of “Rules for Radicals” or “Mother Jones” on the ground in front of it.
Green tyrany.. any body get a clue on Gore and the consequences of “climate change” BS yet?
Martha Martha Martha... and the tyranny of the PC “perfect” little idiots of America, as if there were not other worthier endeavors or MEANS to a good end by good means.
Will Biden call Power’s Pine Tree Wind Project “eco-terrorists” ?