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Obama to Give Wind Farms 30-Year Pass on Eagle Deaths
breitbart.com ^ | 12/6/13 | Robert Wilde

Posted on 12/06/2013 12:33:35 PM PST by ColdOne

The Obama administration is about to approve a rule that will ensure the death of golden and bald eagles for the next 30 more years.

Hundreds of thousands of birds die each year flying into the deadly turbine blades atop the soaring towers that compose wind farms. The rule will give wind farms thirty year permits for the “non purposeful take of eagles-that is where the take is associated with but not the purpose of, the activity.’’ The take of eagles is also a euphemism for the slaughter of them.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climatechange; renewables; windpower

1 posted on 12/06/2013 12:33:35 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


2 posted on 12/06/2013 12:35:18 PM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: ColdOne

Not surprising he’s willing to kill the mascot of the country he hates.


3 posted on 12/06/2013 12:36:15 PM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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To: ColdOne

What about the eaglets?!


4 posted on 12/06/2013 12:36:19 PM PST by FreeperCell
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To: diverteach

Other, fossil fuel energy companies routinely get fined millions for a few birds, and the ‘greenies’ get a pass for 30yrs and millions of birds. Go figure.


5 posted on 12/06/2013 12:40:14 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: ColdOne

Buck Ofama and the Demon he rode in on.....


6 posted on 12/06/2013 12:40:42 PM PST by doc maverick
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To: ColdOne

Effing hypocritical POS!


7 posted on 12/06/2013 12:40:49 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ColdOne

In 30 years these wind farms will nothing more than rusting abandoned eyesores. I hate those things. Not only are they killing eagles and other raptors but bats by the thousands.


8 posted on 12/06/2013 12:41:30 PM PST by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: ColdOne

Kind of like the thick layer of black filthy pollution coating the Soviet Bloc cities. It’s okay if the government does it or makes excuses though law. Birds of a feather plummet together.


9 posted on 12/06/2013 12:42:26 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: ColdOne

He’s not real fond of ANYTHING intrinsically American, is he : /

Dear Lord, please share Your strength.
Tatt


10 posted on 12/06/2013 12:43:01 PM PST by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: ColdOne

Time for the Eagles to eat their peas. :-)


11 posted on 12/06/2013 12:43:05 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ColdOne
Waiting for the Sierra Club, The Audabon and a whole slew of environment wacko groups to go nuts.

Still waiting...

12 posted on 12/06/2013 12:46:47 PM PST by AU72
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To: ColdOne
Good example of the difference between the leftist's their rhetoric and their true motives.

They couldn't care less about

the environment
black people
illegal immigrants
women's rights

They care very much about

political power
contributions to help them acquire same

13 posted on 12/06/2013 12:46:54 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

DDT never killed a single eagle, but it was banned. Millions of humans have died as a result. (It was claimed, but never proved, that DDT caused eagle eggs to have soft shells, resulting in some eagles not being born. Of course, thousands of eagles were born during the DDT era, or how else would they be here today.)


14 posted on 12/06/2013 12:50:09 PM PST by Captain Jack Aubrey (There's not a moment to lose.)
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To: cork

Same with solar. My local government installed solar panels on some buildings, using Federal grants, of course. In approx. 28-30 years they will pay for them selves, howevr they are expected to only last 20 years.


15 posted on 12/06/2013 12:51:57 PM PST by matt04
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To: ColdOne
 
 
Another dispensation handed down from His Excellency? How magnanimous of him.
 
 

16 posted on 12/06/2013 12:57:30 PM PST by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: ColdOne

Kill the eagles for the sake of “green energy”, but screw solid communities well-being for the sake of a snail.


17 posted on 12/06/2013 12:58:41 PM PST by Zack Attack
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To: doc maverick

VIDEO:

SAD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NAAzBArYdw


18 posted on 12/06/2013 12:59:41 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: ColdOne

One of the manufacturing sites I visit on occasion paid a hefty fine last year because three migratory birds landed in their waste-water treatment pond and got sucked into an intake pipe.


19 posted on 12/06/2013 1:01:43 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: ColdOne

Outrageous. Eagles are much more valuable than useless wind turbines.


20 posted on 12/06/2013 1:04:41 PM PST by expat2
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To: diverteach

Not surprising he’s willing to kill the mascot of the country he hates.

Obama has a new mascot for his new nation


21 posted on 12/06/2013 1:05:54 PM PST by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Repeal The 17th

I’ll bet they didn’t have warning signs in Duck, did they?


23 posted on 12/06/2013 1:16:17 PM PST by beelzepug (if any alphabets are watchin', I'll be coming home right after the meetin')
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To: ColdOne

Where’s PETA? Greenpeace or any treehugging rights group out there. Poor Eagles...they almost went extinct because of DDT...now useless eyesore turbines..for what????


24 posted on 12/06/2013 1:19:02 PM PST by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: ColdOne

If you picked up an eagle feather you found in the woods it could bring a $25,000 fine. However to chop up endangered eagles in a windmill is now OK. I wonder how many spotted owls and other endangered critters are killed or have their habitats disrupted by these wind farms? If any private development so much as potentially encroached on the habitat of any endangered critters federal regulators would shut it down. This is utter environmental hypocrisy.


25 posted on 12/06/2013 1:26:46 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: The Great RJ

I work in the mining industry; I wish I was given a dime for every dollar we spend protecting birds...I would be a wealthy miner.

This will be interesting to see how the dinosaur press hides this.


26 posted on 12/06/2013 1:36:26 PM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: diverteach

hmmm.


27 posted on 12/06/2013 1:39:49 PM PST by FreedomStar3028 (Evil must be punished.)
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Degenerates.


28 posted on 12/06/2013 1:40:44 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
If hundreds of Thousands of these birds are being killed, there must be an awful lot of them in the USA, unless the windmills are located exactly on the Eagle migration path. Why were the windmills so placed?

Or why are these birds being killed by the windmills. I seen the windmills and they are really big and going pretty slow. Why can't the birds see them. If it is all at night, then could they just put lights on the windmills? Are a lot of birds killed by running into other big, tall, moving things like trees in the wind? Could some type of sound device be put on the windmills to warn the blind birds of their existence.

Lastly, is this not just normal evolution taking place, the survival of the fittest. The birds that learn to avoid the windmills will have lots of babies who will pass on the ability to avoid windmills to their young and soon no more birds will die from this malady of modern life. If the birds can not learn, then evolution would have them die out as being unfit. Now I'll have you know I'm a young earth creationist so do not believe in this evolution theory and I like eagles, thou I have never seen one in the wild. Maybe I should go stand under a windmill, as I'd be sure to see at least one as hundreds of thousands are being killed there.

above are just a few of my questions about the enormous number of birds, especially eagles being killed by the evil windmills. Now I have neither an eagle nor a windmill so I have no dog in this fight.

29 posted on 12/06/2013 2:05:18 PM PST by cotton
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To: ColdOne

Just call me when the windmills have killed as many eagles as DDT supposedly did. Poor old birds just can’t get a break. Since birds eat bugs I expect we’ll soon have a malaria outbreak-—as soon as the windwhackers knock off enough birds. And tell me again how many eagles were killed by hydro and nuclear power plants?


30 posted on 12/06/2013 2:06:39 PM PST by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: cotton

The blades on big wind turbines may look like they are moving slowly, because they are big, but the propeller speed at the tip can be over 200 mph.


31 posted on 12/06/2013 2:34:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: ColdOne
Further proof that liberalism is synonymous with accelerated brain rot.
32 posted on 12/06/2013 2:37:17 PM PST by SisterK (would Satan be considered the first shapeshifter?)
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To: cotton
If the birds can not learn, then evolution would have them die out as being unfit.

I have studied this issue. You should do the same.

Windmills are highly destructive to bird populations, especially Golden Eagles. Without taxpayer subsidies there would be ZERO large windmill farms.

I pray the next President and hopefully Conservative Congress can strip all subsidies for wind and solar, and put in the same fines for green Marxist windmills as they do for oil companies.

33 posted on 12/06/2013 2:42:41 PM PST by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: ColdOne

I’m SURE the enviro-Nazi’s will be screaming bloody murder in 3.., 2.., oh... wait...

That might make a Democrat look bad, and we can’t have that, can we.


34 posted on 12/06/2013 3:09:05 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: ColdOne

The biggest bird killers are house cats.

So when are cats going to be banned?


35 posted on 12/06/2013 3:56:17 PM PST by bkopto
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To: diverteach

My thoughts exactly. It makes perfect sense.


36 posted on 12/06/2013 4:17:28 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: cotton
Why can't the birds see them.

In the wild, just about anything with which a bird might collide will have one or more of the following characteristics:

  1. It will have sufficiently low mass and relative momentum that a collision will be harmless.
  2. Its speed will be sufficiently slow relative to that of the bird that it will be unable to strike the bird from the side without having just been in the bird's field of view.
  3. It will try to avoid colliding with the bird.
Can you think of any natural threats which do not satisfy any of those conditions? Can you think of any of those conditions which is satisfied by a windmill?

An eagle that's far enough away from a windmill would be able to see it, of course, but would likely also judge the space between blades as being plenty big to fly through. An eagle that approached the windmill would likely see the blades fall outside its field of view and recognize them as being well beyond the distance where any natural danger the eagle might face would pose a threat. After that point, an eagle who was flying past the windmill wouldn't see the blades any more, but could easily get blindsided by one.

37 posted on 12/06/2013 4:22:53 PM PST by supercat (Renounce Covetousness.)
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To: ColdOne

It’s unreal. Replacing a little bridge across a river in New Hampshire is going to take about the same amount of time as it took to build the Empire State Building, inconveniencing thousands of people for a year and a half in part because they don’t want to bother the eagles, but yet wind turbines dice them up and it’s “oh well...”


38 posted on 12/06/2013 7:04:05 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: cotton
Bird killed by green energy
39 posted on 12/06/2013 7:07:35 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: ColdOne
Wind mill farms = Bassomatics for birds. Besides, we don't need no stinking eagles. Seriously, the delusion of the leftists is amazing.
40 posted on 12/07/2013 7:36:25 PM PST by Hamilcar_Barca
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To: ColdOne
Wind mill farms = Bassomatics for birds. Besides, we don't need no stinking eagles. Seriously, the delusion of the leftists is amazing.
41 posted on 12/07/2013 7:36:30 PM PST by Hamilcar_Barca
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To: AU72

About six years ago, I was watching a German documentary on the surge upward in windmills. It was a personalized piece...they actually spent thirty minutes with the maintenance guy who went out each morning to a “farm”.

As the maintenance guy arrives....he pulls out this plastic bag. The camera crew asked what that was for as they are walking up to the first windmill. The maintenance guy bent over and picked up a dead bird, and noted it was for hauling the dead ones away...real crisp dry humor...as a German would deliver it.

I’d guess he picked up two or three at that site. The camera guy asked...how often does this happen. And the maintenance guy said...”everyday”.

I just sat there and thought you ought to have tens of thousands of environmentalists all disturbed over this fact in Germany. Strangely enough....they say nothing. You have to figure that 50,000 birds daily in Germany....are getting whacked by the blades. Statistically, it’d take thirty years but you’d eventually kill off the bird population.


42 posted on 12/07/2013 11:33:42 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Jeremiah Jr; left that other site
That's the thing about these bird blenders...

For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

(in the wind i.e. spirit - רוח)

43 posted on 12/07/2013 11:43:02 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: ColdOne
Considering his US Attorney in this region attempted to prosecute seven oil companies over the questionable deaths of 28 migratory birds found floating on water in pits on some 7000 producing and 200+ drilling locations in North Dakota (it was thrown out by the judge), this is indeed unacceptable.

The US Attorney wanted fines and jail time for oil company execs, and these were not endangered species.

44 posted on 12/09/2013 1:13:29 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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