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Oil Companies Prosecuted for 28 Dead Waterfowl While Wind Companies kill 400,000+ Every Year
The Blaze ^ | September 30, 2011 | Dave Urbanski

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:

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Dakota
KEYWORDS: birds; northdakota; oil; wind
Eco fascism in all it's glory...
1 posted on 10/23/2011 10:37:06 AM PDT by PilotDave
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To: PilotDave

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.


2 posted on 10/23/2011 10:43:46 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (.....The days are long but the years are short.....)
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To: PilotDave
"All animals are created equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

Orwell"

3 posted on 10/23/2011 10:45:01 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: PilotDave

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’?


4 posted on 10/23/2011 10:45:56 AM PDT by ken21
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To: PilotDave

This is life under liberalism, folks......prosecution of those who do not think the right way and protection of those who do.


5 posted on 10/23/2011 10:48:04 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (Cain for President - Because I like the content of his character)
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To: Erik Latranyi
prosecution of those who do not think the right left way, and protection of those who do.
6 posted on 10/23/2011 10:51:45 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: PilotDave

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.


7 posted on 10/23/2011 10:53:33 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: PilotDave; Nervous Tick; SteamShovel; Tunehead54; golux; tubebender; Fractal Trader; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

8 posted on 10/23/2011 10:53:37 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Erik Latranyi

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...)


9 posted on 10/23/2011 10:53:52 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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10 posted on 10/23/2011 10:54:20 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: PilotDave

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>


11 posted on 10/23/2011 10:55:54 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; Rurudyne; steelyourfaith; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; xcamel; AdmSmith; ...

Thanks PilotDave.


12 posted on 10/23/2011 10:57:09 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ridesthemiles
I did see a cat get into a transformer once. He had a really bad hair day, for just an instant.
13 posted on 10/23/2011 10:58:47 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: org.whodat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwVz5hdAMGU


14 posted on 10/23/2011 11:01:32 AM PDT by PilotDave (No, really, you just can't make this stuff up!!!)
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To: PilotDave
Migratory Bird Treaty Act

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?

15 posted on 10/23/2011 11:02:26 AM PDT by marron
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To: PilotDave

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!


16 posted on 10/23/2011 11:02:29 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: PilotDave
Another snippet worth posting here:

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.

17 posted on 10/23/2011 11:08:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: PilotDave
Ok, that is one near sighted bird, were are the other 199999. And tell those loggers to get out of the owls woods.
18 posted on 10/23/2011 11:23:14 AM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: org.whodat

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


19 posted on 10/23/2011 11:23:41 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: PilotDave

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.


20 posted on 10/23/2011 11:24:42 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: Erik Latranyi

“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.


21 posted on 10/23/2011 11:31:28 AM PDT by TalBlack ( Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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Cape Wind keyword:
22 posted on 10/23/2011 11:47:31 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Keyword: greenenergyhoax
23 posted on 10/23/2011 11:49:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: PilotDave
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?

Because they died for a noble cause. < /sarc>

-PJ

24 posted on 10/23/2011 11:52:23 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: PilotDave

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.


25 posted on 10/23/2011 12:00:30 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Secret Agent Man

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.


26 posted on 10/23/2011 12:20:26 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: PilotDave

North Dakota’s economy is making The One look bad. Can’t have that now, can we? /rhetorical


27 posted on 10/23/2011 12:56:52 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: org.whodat

Raptor deaths from wind farms are well documented. They count the bodies at the base of the windmills.


28 posted on 10/23/2011 12:57:06 PM PDT by BigBobber
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To: PilotDave

Selective enforcement of the law, the preferred tool of tyrants everywhere.


29 posted on 10/23/2011 1:05:24 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: BigBobber

Two tried to kill one of my new born calves a couple of years back, that was one of those, “wrong move space cadet”.


30 posted on 10/23/2011 1:10:40 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: org.whodat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtgBWNKwBkE
31 posted on 10/23/2011 1:19:12 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: bigbob

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RtgBWNKwBkE


32 posted on 10/23/2011 1:23:59 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Osage Orange

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.


33 posted on 10/23/2011 1:39:59 PM PDT by marron
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To: marron

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx9cueL7Sq0&feature=related


34 posted on 10/23/2011 2:01:19 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: org.whodat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx9cueL7Sq0&feature=related


35 posted on 10/23/2011 2:02:17 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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To: Osage Orange

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?


36 posted on 10/24/2011 12:27:35 AM PDT by marron
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To: marron

Do you mean the “mix-master” type?


37 posted on 10/24/2011 10:19:29 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum)
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