Skip to comments.Obama to Give Wind Farms 30-Year Pass on Eagle Deaths
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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Not surprising he’s willing to kill the mascot of the country he hates.
What about the eaglets?!
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.
Buck Ofama and the Demon he rode in on.....
Effing hypocritical POS!
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.
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.
He’s not real fond of ANYTHING intrinsically American, is he : /
Dear Lord, please share Your strength.
Time for the Eagles to eat their peas. :-)
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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.)
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.
Kill the eagles for the sake of “green energy”, but screw solid communities well-being for the sake of a snail.
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.
Outrageous. Eagles are much more valuable than useless wind turbines.
Not surprising hes willing to kill the mascot of the country he hates.
Obama has a new mascot for his new nation
I’ll bet they didn’t have warning signs in Duck, did they?
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????
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The biggest bird killers are house cats.
So when are cats going to be banned?
My thoughts exactly. It makes perfect sense.
In the wild, just about anything with which a bird might collide will have one or more of the following characteristics:
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.
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...”
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.
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
(in the wind i.e. spirit - רוח)
The US Attorney wanted fines and jail time for oil company execs, and these were not endangered species.