Skip to comments.Wind farm operator says eagle deaths overestimated
Posted on 12/24/2013 12:12:18 PM PST by CedarDave
CHEYENNE, Wyo. The developers of what could become the nations largest wind energy project say the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has overestimated how many eagles could be killed by wind turbines at the site.
They say theyre planning a variety of measures to reduce eagle deaths at the $5 billion Chokecherry/Sierra Madre wind power project south of Rawlins, and those steps will result in fewer deaths than the BLM estimate of 46-64 per year.
(Excerpt) Read more at abqjournal.com ...
Where oh where are the bird lovers, the environmentalists, the Sierra Club, PETA and other conservation groups? Oh, applauding Obama's EPA for shutting down coal-powered generating stations which provide for inexpensive reliable power to many millions with much less impact on the environment.
No mention of eagles ANYWHERE on the PETA website.
PETA will only be out there to watch eagles die...They get off killing pets.
As slowly as those big blades turn, I can’t understand how they kill so many birds.
Tip speeds are typically 150-200 mph
You can go to Federal prison and lose your house for the POSESSION of a single feather of a bald eagle, even if you found it on the ground.
The quick and dirty solution is just to make sure you napalm your entire property before the environmental inspectors show up. Maybe salt the earth too, just in case.
Unless you’re an indian. They get a special exemption, I guess because they were doing it before it was popular.
I can't grasp how they run into those big lumbering blades. Even if the tip speed is over 150, the blade is still not moving at what seems like a high speed.
But if you gin up some fake credentials (like some POTUS we know), maybe you can get a couple million grant from the fedgov for a study?
If they stab a baby seal to death with a bald eagle quill, they get a $1,000 refundable tax credit.
I think you’ve got a good idea. There’s big bucks in the grant and non-profit industries these days.
The revolution per minute on large wind turbines are relatively slow, but the tip speed is moving good and out of the birds path/sight until the last moment. Typically they are at 150~200 mph.
Size specifications of common industrial wind turbines
This is one of their biggest lies. The numbers they throw out are for the power if they are producing at 100% capacity, 100% of the time.
Industrial Wind Turbine output averages out to less than 12% of capacity.So,. you're talking about 120,000 homes.
And, if it's anything like the Wind Subsidy Farms they are building in Indiana, thee power that is generated is being sold to markets out east that not only destroyed their own Energy supply , but now demand we cover our state in 500 foot tall monuments to Gaia, because they don't like the electrcicty we sell them that comes from icky coal.
The beneficiaries of this Billion Dollar boondoggle assure us there’s no harm....
Just what meaningful measures are possible for crying out loud?
They should rename the company the Eagle Power Company of Wyoming:
Powering your homes on the wings of eagles [and condors and hawks and anything else that gets near our blade runners].
Power lines don’t move at all, and they kill lots of birds that fly into them.
Take away their Production Tax Credit and see how fast these massive hunks of copper wire fall down.
What happens to little baby Eaglets when their parents don't return to the nest with food?
hussein gets off on eagles or any symbol of America being destroyed.
Good place for windmills...Last time I was ever in Cheyenne Wyoming, there were still phone booths, and the wind was blowing so flipping hard, I could barely open the door back up....
Turn way faster than you think...!!~!
If they are like many other birds of prey, one hunts while the other stays at the nest,
Well, for one thing, and I hope no one gets upset - but even though Eagles may fly high, as far as bird-IQ goes, they don’t seem to be close to the top...
Who is getting the $5 billion and who approved it?
I emailed PETA a couple of weeks ago about this. Their response:
Thank you for contacting PETA. We appreciate the time you took to share this with us, and it has been passed along to the appropriate staff members here.
PETA values feedback and inputfrom comments, suggestions, and inquiries to cruelty notifications, news stories, and requests for information.
PETA recently released the following media statement on this issue:
The eagles will pay the ultimate pricewith their livesin this latest federal concession to industry and disregard for the wishes of more than 100 conservation and animal-protection groups, including PETA. Some bird species have learned to avoid the turbines, but eagles have not, and perhaps selling them down the river for the sake of corporate profit can be seen as a symbol of things that are not right with our country’s policies on a larger scale.
The following are a few links to information on even more ways to save the animals who so desperately need the help of compassionate people like you:
· Tips for getting active for animals: http://www.PETA.org/action/default.aspx
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Everything about windpower is a lie. Sure 1000 homes will have clean power. Eagle deaths are exaggerated. Al Gore buys carbon credits.