Skip to comments.Native Americans Protest Eagle Deaths at Wind Farms
Posted on 12/28/2013 5:21:06 PM PST by Libloather
The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI), the oldest and largest national organization of tribal governments, along with attorneys representing the Osage Nation and 20 Arizona tribes, met with the White House to discuss the FWS eagle take rules. After the meeting, the NCAI passed a resolution accusing the administration of failing to consult meaningfully with tribes while pursuing a rule to lengthen eagle take permits for wind farms from five to 30 years. The resolution said eagle permits should not be issued without the consent of affected tribes.
Wind farms must be located where the wind blows fairly constantly, and such locations are prime travel routes for migratory birds, including protected species such as bald eagles and golden eagles. Exacerbating the problem, wind farms act as both bait and executionerrodents taking shelter at the base of turbines multiply with the protection from raptors, and their greater numbers then attract more raptors to the turbines.
The 50-square-mile wind farm in Altamont Pass, California, provides the most prominent example of this problem. Despite legally binding agreements to reduce bird kills, the wind farm operators have been unable to end or even slow the increasing amount of kills. The Altamont Pass death toll includes many protected raptors such as golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, American kestrels, and burrowing owls.
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How about shooting one if it's headed for the killer blades? Same thing - no?
Like the government is going to listen to them. The government screwed them decades ago.
Native Americans doing the job PETA won’t do.
Injuns, eagles, and green energy. This one’s a PC trifecta.
The liberals’ heads are exploding trying to choose between politically correct wind farms and saving the eagles.
The wind farms will win because they represent crony capitalism. Eagles produce no dough, LOL.
You are probably right. The wind farms owners kick back to the Rats.
Oh I thought it was the Washington Redskins and the Philadelphia Eagles versus Washington versus the Redskins-versus the Falcons & the Ravens and the Cardinals-
Where is the Schadenfreude art?
I love how all the groups liberals create turn on each other all the time.
I have a solution to this problem. Change the Indians’ most revered bird and our National Symbol to the bed bug. After all, 0bama’s America is descending into the perfect environment for the blood sucker.
“The wind farms will win because they represent crony capitalism. Eagles produce no dough, LOL.”
And Injuns produce no dough, either. Just a small number of democrat votes.
Espera Oscar de Corti [aka Iron Eyes Cody] was Italian and made a living impersonating Indians.
Liberals always lie.
Yet there are several tribes who are alowed to kill protected animals for spiritual purposes. “Do as I say, not as I do.
American Indian: “Treaty huh? Until you mentioned that we figured we couldn't trust you!”
He also starred in “Ernest Goes To Camp”
Nowhere in the article do they quantify the annual kill. Fail.
Uh, like NO.
Windfarms like so many other liberal “alternative energy” schemes are phoney and not worth the death of one bird.
I side with the Indians against the Obamabastard.
Roast eagle with all the trimmings.