Skip to comments.Oil Companies Prosecuted for 28 Dead Waterfowl While Wind Companies kill 400,000+ Every Year
Posted on 10/23/2011 10:37:01 AM PDT by PilotDave
You may have gotten wind of the seven North Dakota oil companies recently charged in federal court with the deaths of 28 migratory birds. The birds allegedly landed in oil waste pits in western North Dakota last spring; the maximum penalty for each charge under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act is six months in prison and a $15,000 fine, the AP said. But did you know that wind-power companies are responsible for more than 400,000 bird deaths annually, and not one has faced a single charge?
The Wall Street Journal knows it, opining yesterday that the prosecutions are bird-brained, especially when wind-power outfits routinely beat the rap:
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Wind farms not only kill birds, they decimate bat populations. The bats easily avoid the blades, but their lungs are crushed by the air pressure as they fly through the turbulence.
These giant fans are destroying more wildlife than any other energy source.
i remember seeing an anorexic high school grad in a college spanish course
that complained to the instructor: “you can’t take ONE fish out of the ocean without destroying the environment.”
was she brainwashed by a public screwl, or wha’?
This is life under liberalism, folks......prosecution of those who do not think the right way and protection of those who do.
Funny how they don’t prosecute Power companies for the birds which land on their wires & cross-touch another wire & get fried.
I am very glad that I never raised any offspring. By now, if they were educated as we are seeing here, I would shoot them all myself & bury them in the back 40.
The Government is prosecuting these companies for killing a few mallard ducks. The same government selling hunting licenses during duck season to shoot mallards by the millions? (Head shaking...)
Dang, in one case we have actual dead animals and facts, in the other we have hang wringing just like the libs did on the spotted owl and snail darter. How about some live video of those 200000 birds. Should be a large pile and easy to find, a few hundred around the base of each windmill daily. Get out there and start filming and make sure some farmer does not shoot you for getting on his property.< /p>
OK, GOP candidates. This sounds like a treaty that needs to be repudiated. And I see another department of government that needs to be disbanded.
Who is willing to speak up? Who really wants to be president?
Government agents went on a 45-day helicopter search for dead ducks in the oil fields of North Dakota? How much fossil fuel did they burn?
I’ll bet they were black helicopters, too!
Based on studies, one wind farm in California is estimated to have killed more than 2,000 eagles, plus thousands of other birds, yet no prosecution has been initiated for violations of federal laws protecting birds.
Good grief, with the picture above your post, I just figured out what all these windmills are really all about.
They are feeding station areas for the wolves they’ve reintroduced to the wild that we can’t kill if they come at us or our domestic herds.
The blades are there to nail birds and they fall to the ground dead (but fresh) around these turbines, and the wolves can just come there and use the place as a feeding station.
/sarc but with the liberal mind it may not be
Tens of thousands of wild critters are mowed down every day on the nation’s highways. If they’re going to start prosecuting businesses for slaughtering wild critters, then they should begin with the auto companies. Which will never happen. Makes about as much sense as prosecuting i.e. persecuting these oil companies.
“This is life under liberalism, folks......prosecution of those who do not think the right way and protection of those who do.”
Yep. Or, to put it more directly, this is life under Evil. The same type which, centuries ago, swarmed to the Church when IT could be used to control and destroy are now swarming to gov’t with the same impulse.
The more things change the more they remain the same.
Because they died for a noble cause. < /sarc>
Typical anti-wind hype. For example, Duke Energy voluntarily offered to shut down a producing wind farm at night over a SINGLE bat death. One bat.
Yes, they have stopped hunting and just lay around under wind mills, we have now created a welfare class of wolves. I expect any day they will go on a strike demanding more veggies in their diets. That or organic birds.
North Dakota’s economy is making The One look bad. Can’t have that now, can we? /rhetorical
Raptor deaths from wind farms are well documented. They count the bodies at the base of the windmills.
Selective enforcement of the law, the preferred tool of tyrants everywhere.
Two tried to kill one of my new born calves a couple of years back, that was one of those, “wrong move space cadet”.
Thanks for posting.
I wonder how many dead birds they find around natgas turbine plants? Or coal plants?
Wind farms, like solar farms, take up thousands of acres for the amount of power you can produce on 40 acres with a natgas plant, or a hundred acres with a coal plant.
Its my contention that “green” needs to consider these other issues. On that basis, coal and natural gas are way more “green” than solar or wind. I’m not opposed to solar and wind per se, they make good niche sources. But they are not a replacement for coal and natural gas even on environmental grounds.
I’m not familiar with the wind turbines shown toward the end, which apparently are designed to keep birds away from the blades. I live near a wind farm and haven’t seen anything like it. What are they?
Do you mean the “mix-master” type?