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Windmills to shut at night following demise of rare bat
Tribune-Democrat ^ | 10/17/11 | Kathy Mellott

Posted on 10/18/2011 11:47:26 AM PDT by Libloather

Windmills to shut at night following demise of rare bat
Kathy Mellott - The Tribune-Democrat
October 17, 2011

LILLY — Night operation of the windmills in the North Allegheny Windpower Project has been halted following discovery of a dead Indiana bat under one of the turbines, an official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday.

The finding marks only the second location where an Indiana bat has been found dead under a wind turbine. Two Indiana bats were found under turbines in the Mid-west, said Clint Riley, supervisor for Fish and Wildlife’s Pennsylvania field office.

“While finding the dead bat is not good news for any of us, it does show the monitoring works,” Riley said from his State College office.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bat; bats; energy; envirofascism; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; green; greenenergy; indianabat; moonbat; power; shutdown; thegreenlie; wind; windmill; windpower
Keep your cars - just in case you need to sleep somewhere warm.
1 posted on 10/18/2011 11:47:29 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Keep your cars - just in case you need to sleep somewhere warm.

nope , people will just cut down some forest and fire up the good old wood store LOL


2 posted on 10/18/2011 11:50:14 AM PDT by molson209
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To: Libloather

If it was a rare bat then that would mean that there would be few of the same species around. Maybe the bat was lonely, couldn’t take the solitude any more, and committed suicide? Who are we to disrespect their wishes?


3 posted on 10/18/2011 11:51:39 AM PDT by SoJoCo
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To: Libloather

I was wondering why we don’t see much from “The Onion” around here any more - and here’s my answer: satirists just can’t write anything as wildly outrageous as the Libs come up with (with a perfectly straight face) on a daily basis...


4 posted on 10/18/2011 11:52:25 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Libloather
Oh for heaven's sake! The green weenies are chewing on their own tails. One of these days, they will disappear as they eat themselves alive.

Of course, that would be good news for the rest of us.

5 posted on 10/18/2011 11:54:42 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: SoJoCo
Maybe the bat was lonely, couldn’t take the solitude any more, and committed suicide?

And what were Indiana bats doing in Pennsylvania anyway? Scopin' out some strange blood?

6 posted on 10/18/2011 11:55:43 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

Even if the windmills are shut down at night, they will still fulfill 100% of their mission. Sure, power generation will drop off by 50%, but that was never the primary reason for windmills, anyway.

Turning windmills are designed to make people feel good by convincing them that they are somehow moral, because they support “green” projects. Since they can’t be seen at night, it really makes no sense to run them. Might as well save some wear and tear.


7 posted on 10/18/2011 11:56:18 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave)
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To: Libloather

Well, I guess that’s the end of using volunteers.


8 posted on 10/18/2011 11:57:07 AM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: Libloather

OMG! a bat was killed in Indiana. What are we to do. The loss-the tragedy. Not only was this bat killed but it also eliminated it’s dna from the blood line of thousands of future bats and also retarded the evolution of bats into retardos of the future. I believe that we should shut down the entire windmill industry in all states due to the danger that is imposed on rare, retardo, bats of the future. We just cannot take the chance that it will happen again. Actually no animal should have to suffer death just because of human development of anything. I really believe this! Honest


9 posted on 10/18/2011 11:57:43 AM PDT by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country., Really! NOW!!!)
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To: MEGoody
Next on FOX!... When Sacred Cows Collide!
10 posted on 10/18/2011 11:57:43 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you have a right / To the service I provide / I must be a slave)
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To: MEGoody

It only appears that they are fighting themselves.
In actuality, Gang Green has a double win here.

The whole point is to shut down all power production for the masses, so that only the elite have power.
Also, reducing energy production accelerates the demise of capitalism.

All part of the plan, and Gang Green is just a front group for the Communists.


11 posted on 10/18/2011 11:57:54 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Libloather

For a moment I thought Helen Thomas had passed...


12 posted on 10/18/2011 12:00:31 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( The Prudential Governor... Have you bought your piece of the Rick)
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To: Libloather
And what were Indiana bats doing in Pennsylvania anyway?

Ind. Dem quits in fake-signature flap http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66227.html

the moonbats were crossing borders to fake more signatures.

13 posted on 10/18/2011 12:01:09 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Uncle Ike

i agree!
until this windmill one,
this weeks best “beyond the Onion” story was
libs wanting to kill Sea lions for...

eating fish!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2793720/posts
Complete title: Sea lion task force to weigh in on whether to kill and remove sea lions feasting on fish at Bonneville Dam


14 posted on 10/18/2011 12:04:43 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

This is not yur granpapa’s little windmill on top a tower on the old ranch..

Wind power kills winger creatures, endangered or not.

THose who spew GREEN should be seeing RED

to match the blood shed one giant blade at a time.

The scales of the things used are asking for it..

and birds oblige.


15 posted on 10/18/2011 12:06:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Libloather

“And what were Indiana bats doing in Pennsylvania anyway? Scopin’ out some strange blood?”

Pennsylvania has been awful rainy lately...


16 posted on 10/18/2011 12:16:50 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: Libloather

These people are truly stupid. Who the hell is finding these bat bodies, and WHO THE HELL is reporting them? Stupid, stupid bastards.


17 posted on 10/18/2011 12:18:53 PM PDT by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Libloather

Ask the OWS folks, its worth living without electricity if it saves the life of even a single bat.


18 posted on 10/18/2011 12:26:09 PM PDT by Hacklehead (The goal of political correctness is to hide the truth.)
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To: Libloather
Bats radar jammed by cell phone, it is the windmills fault. I had an owl hit my windshield once, do I need to stop driving.
19 posted on 10/18/2011 12:29:22 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Libloather

A coal plant never killed a single bat.

Coal... the new Green!


20 posted on 10/18/2011 12:29:44 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: youngidiot
Probably were found by the same fool that killed them and put them there.
21 posted on 10/18/2011 12:31:47 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: American in Israel

If you believe that you have never been in a coal mine. But then maybe you were in one that had the no bats in cave sign.


22 posted on 10/18/2011 12:33:37 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Libloather

One of the vital (but rarely mentioned) benefits of wind energy is the supply of shredded poultry downstream for the victims of the Obama Depression.


23 posted on 10/18/2011 12:37:09 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Libloather
The rare Indiana bat is a threatened species.

Meanwhile, in other news, the Moon bat (known for it's enlarged left wing) is occupying public parks around the western world.

24 posted on 10/18/2011 12:51:50 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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Wind turbines shut down at night? Supplement with photovoltaic power!


25 posted on 10/18/2011 12:54:06 PM PDT by Rio
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Meanwhile, in other news, the Moon bat (known for it's enlarged left wing) is occupying public parks around the western world.

That's not the only place you find them...

Moonbat

26 posted on 10/18/2011 12:57:56 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
Meanwhile, in other news, the Moon bat (known for it's enlarged left wing) is occupying public parks around the western world.

LOL...clever

27 posted on 10/18/2011 12:58:52 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Libloather

Was it a moonbat?


28 posted on 10/18/2011 1:04:17 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: org.whodat
"Bats radar jammed by cell phone, it is the windmills fault. I had an owl hit my windshield once, do I need to stop driving."

Well, Obama does want mass transit almost anywhere where it doesn't make any sense otherwise. So watch out who you ask; some leftist will think that private cars should be outlawed.

29 posted on 10/18/2011 1:07:44 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Libloather

Not to worry, just switch to solar power.....


30 posted on 10/18/2011 1:11:56 PM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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To: Libloather

So instead of taking 20 years to pay for themselves, windmills will now take 30 yeras to pay for themselves. Of course that’s providing they don’t require maintenance costs.


31 posted on 10/18/2011 1:13:12 PM PDT by douginthearmy
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To: Truth29
LOL, no doubt.
32 posted on 10/18/2011 1:19:07 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Libloather
"And what were Indiana bats doing in Pennsylvania anyway?"

I was born in Indiana, PA. So was Jimmy Stewart :-)

According to Wikipedia, This breed of bat also shut down a windfarm in West Virginia in 2009.

33 posted on 10/18/2011 1:19:41 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: douginthearmy

So: What kids of birds are they killing during the day?

I don’t see the problem, we don’t need electricity at night anyway. The Amish don’t have it and they get along fine. In fact they breed in the dark while we are watching TV.They have big families as a rsult of no electricity.


34 posted on 10/18/2011 1:19:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: newzjunkey
A vampire, that is a liberal, moonbat, comes from and is similar too governor moonbeam. But that is just a guess.
35 posted on 10/18/2011 1:23:22 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
So the bats were the original occupiers. Dang, shut the place down, way to go bats, who made their protest signs.
36 posted on 10/18/2011 1:26:08 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Libloather

OK, what stops the blades from turning at night? Is there some sort of automatic feathering of the prop? Does it lock in place? What kind of stress does that place on the mechanics of the beast?


38 posted on 10/18/2011 2:22:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: Beowulf9

Evolution and natural selection, mainstays of the progressive imagination, would eventually result in bats which avoided windmills. Let it be. Let’s see who’s right.


39 posted on 10/18/2011 3:57:29 PM PDT by mathurine
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To: Libloather

I’m torn. I’m as much for inexpensive, economic energy for all as anyone. But unlike most other animals, bats really are endangered, and they multiply so slowly that it doesn’t take much to devastate a population.


40 posted on 10/18/2011 6:52:55 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu.)
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To: American in Israel
Not only that but subsurface coal mines can provide new bat habitat, maybe denning sites that will be relatively free from disturbance and so, transmissible diseases.

The bat's greatest threat at this time isn't windmills so much as it is a highly infectious fungal disease called white nose or some such thing. It was introduced here from Europe where bats have some resistance to it but unfortunately American bats are not resistant. It's caused bat populations to drop severely which means the bugs and pests they would normally gorge on can prosper.

Don't look down on the poor bats, their guano provided one of the main ingredients of gunpowder and one day we may need them to do it again if the libs attain their goal of turning this country into a third world unindustrialized hellhole.

41 posted on 10/18/2011 9:56:51 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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