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Obama White House offering 30-year eagle-killing permits in plan to boost windmill industry
National Post ^ | Dec. 6, 2013 | Dina Cappiello

Posted on 12/06/2013 4:11:08 PM PST by rickmichaels

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.

The change, requested by the wind energy industry, will provide legal protection for the lifespan of wind farms and other projects for which companies obtain a permit and make efforts to avoid killing the birds.

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1 posted on 12/06/2013 4:11:08 PM PST by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

Whatever happened to environmental impact studies before they went whole hog into this BS? I guess that don’t happen to GREEN industries.


2 posted on 12/06/2013 4:14:23 PM PST by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: rickmichaels

Chasing windmills.

Slaughtering eagles.

There are just too many metaphors to keep up with here.


3 posted on 12/06/2013 4:15:12 PM PST by stanne
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To: rickmichaels

Satire is futile when reality is so outrageous.


4 posted on 12/06/2013 4:19:01 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: rickmichaels

All of this is a perfect example of the complete nonsense issued forth from the Environmental Left. They could care less about eagles, snail darters, or any other of God’s creatures. Their agenda is the advancement of their socialist, progressive, communist cultural agenda and they don’t care how many eagles have to die to achieve it. They prey on the ignorant and emotional lightweights amongst us and gather them to their cause. They will cast them aside whenever convenient.

We should reconsider the merits of burning at the stake - these people are could not be better candidates for that sort of treatment.


5 posted on 12/06/2013 4:20:06 PM PST by centurion316
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To: rickmichaels

The next President will have zero tolerance. Build windmills at your peril.


6 posted on 12/06/2013 4:20:27 PM PST by depressed in 06 (America conceived in liberty, dies in slavery.)
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To: centurion316

You said it so well. I happen to think eagles should be left alone...and I really hate this.


7 posted on 12/06/2013 4:21:27 PM PST by MarMema ("If Americans really wanted Obamacare, you wouldn't need a law to make them buy it." Ted Cruz)
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To: rickmichaels

Of course Clown Prince nobama hates eagles. They are the symbol of Free America. I wouldn’t doubt if he ate eagle meat.


8 posted on 12/06/2013 4:25:14 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: stanne
Slaughtering eagles.

Government-subsidized slaughtering of eagles. Your tax dollars at work.

9 posted on 12/06/2013 4:25:57 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: rickmichaels

Response, anyone?

PETA?

HSUS?

Bueller?


10 posted on 12/06/2013 4:29:42 PM PST by pioneerstakethearrows
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To: rickmichaels

aquilacide


11 posted on 12/06/2013 4:30:57 PM PST by firebrand
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To: rickmichaels

Sacrificial accipiters to the false venture capitalist gods of alternative energy.


12 posted on 12/06/2013 4:32:38 PM PST by Third Person (Welcome to Gaymerica.)
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To: rickmichaels

So the Endangered Species Act is kaput?


13 posted on 12/06/2013 4:41:21 PM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: rickmichaels

Any statement from the Sierra Club on this?

I thought not...


14 posted on 12/06/2013 4:41:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Hoodat
IIRC, DDT was the big killer. So we bred them....at $50,000 a crack and put them back in the wild.

So not to worry...we'll kill'm and breed them in one monetary swoop.

15 posted on 12/06/2013 4:51:59 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: rickmichaels

This really galls me. Tens or hundreds of thousands thrown out of work putatively to save a spotted owl that nobody had ever heard of. Millions dead of malaria because we banned DDT to protect eagles and other raptors.

Now Emperor Obama just tosses all that out and lets windmill companie make eagle puree with their INFERNAL machines.

Europeans have finally woken up to the fact that green energy is unreliable, costly, and depriving people of affordable energy. But we are plunging ahead with the most uneconomic landscape-blighting, eagle-chopping energy source of all. Meanwhile, the globe seems to be entering a new mini ice age and the raison d’etre for windmills is dead, dead, dead.

We are governed by stupid, rigid iconoclasts and commies who will thrown anybody and anything overboard to further their totalitarian dictatorships.


16 posted on 12/06/2013 4:57:16 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

I didnt know Obama had the authority to grant permission to kill protected species


17 posted on 12/06/2013 5:01:21 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like you constitution, you can keep it. Period.)
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To: rickmichaels
The solution to comply with “not killing the birds” is simplistic and does not require expensive research.

Cage the blades with chain link.

Sure it is slightly more expensive to build, but it would be 70% environmentally friendly, and 100% in compliance with existing laws.
(the additional noise and loss of power generation levels will make it unviable for commercial production, but WTH, it's clean and subsidized, right?

Maintenance of the cages will be very labor intensive and expensive of course, but that's just rolled into the cost of production.

On the order of 100,000,000 more manhours to maintain and produce!

So it is not now, and never will be feasible, on a large scale. I hate liberals.

18 posted on 12/06/2013 5:19:56 PM PST by sarasmom (Extortion 17. A large number of Navy SEALs died on that mission. Ask why.)
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To: pioneerstakethearrows

Saw this posted in Brierbart News. At least it is now in 2 news sources. Those wacko libs need to learn that their new messiah ain’t all that and a slice of cheese.


19 posted on 12/06/2013 5:35:13 PM PST by SisterK (would Satan be considered the first shapeshifter?)
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To: Mr. K
Apparently there is a loophole in the Federal Eagle Act: Eagle Act The department of the Interior can issue permits to kill eagles
20 posted on 12/06/2013 5:59:15 PM PST by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: Mr. K
There are other federal laws governing the protection of Eagles, but it looks like the Secretary of the Interior can issue permits (although I thought these were of a limited nature - not a blanket kill permit for 30 years - I thibk the Pres is subverting the Law of the Land and stretching his Constituional authority again. Eagle Protection
21 posted on 12/06/2013 6:04:17 PM PST by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: Mr. K
Of course, then there's the Lacy Law from 1900: "Lacey Act The Lacy Act was passed in 1900, and protects bald eagles by making it a Federal offense to take, possess, transport, sell, import, or export their nests, eggs and parts that are taken in violation of any state, tribal or U.S. law. It also prohibits false records, labels, or identification of wildlife shipped, prohibits importation of injurious species and prohibits shipment of fish or wildlife in an inhumane manner. Penalties include a maximum of five years and $250,000 fine for felony convictions and a maximum $10,000 fine for civil violations and $250 for marking violations. Fines double for organizations. Rewards are provided for information leading to arrest and conviction. violation of the Act."
22 posted on 12/06/2013 6:07:40 PM PST by 45Auto (Big holes are (almost) always better.)
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To: Mr. Peabody

That was an act by that old twentieth-century thing called Congress.


23 posted on 12/06/2013 10:06:33 PM PST by firebrand
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To: firebrand

Do Delta Smelt taste like Sand Dabs?


24 posted on 12/07/2013 8:51:02 AM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: firebrand

Do Delta Smelt taste like Sand Dabs?


25 posted on 12/07/2013 8:51:04 AM PST by Mr. Peabody
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To: Mr. K

Emperors can do anything they damn well please to do.


26 posted on 12/07/2013 9:34:24 AM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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