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Native Americans Protest Eagle Deaths at Wind Farms
Heartland ^ | 12/26/13 | H. Sterling Burnett

Posted on 12/28/2013 5:21:06 PM PST by Libloather

**SNIP**

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.

**SNIP**

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 executioner—rodents 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.heartland.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alaska; US: Arizona; US: California; US: Florida; US: Georgia; US: New Mexico; US: North Carolina; US: North Dakota; US: Oklahoma; US: Oregon; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: americans; climatechange; eagle; endangeredspecies; globalwarming; greens; native; renewableenergy; wind; windfarms
Since 2009, the Obama administration’s FWS has allowed wind power developers to apply for five-year permits to kill eagles as part of normal wind farm operations.

How about shooting one if it's headed for the killer blades? Same thing - no?

1 posted on 12/28/2013 5:21:06 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Like the government is going to listen to them. The government screwed them decades ago.


2 posted on 12/28/2013 5:23:32 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Libloather

Native Americans doing the job PETA won’t do.


3 posted on 12/28/2013 5:23:54 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Libloather

Injuns, eagles, and green energy. This one’s a PC trifecta.


4 posted on 12/28/2013 5:24:21 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Libloather

The liberals’ heads are exploding trying to choose between politically correct wind farms and saving the eagles.


5 posted on 12/28/2013 5:26:07 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The wind farms will win because they represent crony capitalism. Eagles produce no dough, LOL.


6 posted on 12/28/2013 5:28:09 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Libloather; All

7 posted on 12/28/2013 5:29:42 PM PST by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: nascarnation

You are probably right. The wind farms owners kick back to the Rats.


8 posted on 12/28/2013 5:31:49 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Libloather

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-

Wait-
Never mind-


9 posted on 12/28/2013 5:33:14 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: Libloather

Where is the Schadenfreude art?

I love how all the groups liberals create turn on each other all the time.


10 posted on 12/28/2013 5:34:00 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
Here is the link to the full "Crying Indian" public service ad that aired in the early 1970s. I remember watching this as a kid. Looks like he was paddling his canoe through Newark, NJ.
11 posted on 12/28/2013 5:34:40 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Libloather

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.


12 posted on 12/28/2013 5:42:47 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: nascarnation

“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.


13 posted on 12/28/2013 5:45:14 PM PST by truth_seeker (Nissan)
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To: SamAdams76

Espera Oscar de Corti [aka Iron Eyes Cody] was Italian and made a living impersonating Indians.

Liberals always lie.


14 posted on 12/28/2013 5:50:00 PM PST by Salamander (Hey, Jack the Ripper, won't you come on over... hook me up to the power lines of your love...)
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To: Libloather

Yet there are several tribes who are alowed to kill protected animals for spiritual purposes. “Do as I say, not as I do.


15 posted on 12/28/2013 5:50:11 PM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: Libloather
Envoriwacko: “But we need them to conform to the Kyoto Treaty!”

American Indian: “Treaty huh? Until you mentioned that we figured we couldn't trust you!”

16 posted on 12/28/2013 5:54:24 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Salamander

He also starred in “Ernest Goes To Camp”


17 posted on 12/28/2013 5:57:27 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Nowhere in the article do they quantify the annual kill. Fail.


18 posted on 12/28/2013 6:05:17 PM PST by Thom Pain
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To: Libloather

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.


19 posted on 12/28/2013 6:14:42 PM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Mmmm...
Roast eagle with all the trimmings.
My favorite.

20 posted on 12/28/2013 6:28:51 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The liberals’ heads are exploding trying to choose between politically correct wind farms and saving the eagles.

Naw, it's really not a difficult choice for them. The eagles don't donate cash to the Democrat party.

21 posted on 12/28/2013 6:34:24 PM PST by GATOR NAVY
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I’m not so sure.
Visited an Indian casino lately ?


22 posted on 12/28/2013 6:41:38 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I prefer to keep my hard earned money rather than give it away.


23 posted on 12/28/2013 6:48:13 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Thom Pain
Other reports on the “take” program show five eagles a year are potentially killed or maimed (and later die) by each of these monstrosities.

Owning a fleet of these windmills is hugely profitable. Our government basically underwrites financing and guarantees the sale of energy to the utility at the highest price possible. And, after they're built, owners have little ongoing expense except maintenance. No coal or gas bill to pay.

You'd think with all these benefits, they'd prevent the killing of birds and bats.

24 posted on 12/28/2013 6:49:38 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Me neither.

My point was, American Indians have been successful at lobbying on other issues.

25 posted on 12/28/2013 6:51:13 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Libloather

Can you imagine any private development that would result in eagle deaths ever being allowed to be built? How many private developments at the cost of millions have been stymied because they might even encroach on the habitat of some endangered critter. This is hypocrisy.


26 posted on 12/28/2013 6:51:49 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: SamAdams76

The “Crying Indian” (Iron Eyes Cody) was Sicilian.


27 posted on 12/28/2013 6:55:23 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Didn’t some Indian tribe give Clinton a wad of cash in exchange for expediting approval for a casino?


28 posted on 12/28/2013 6:56:33 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Didn’t some Indian tribe give Clinton a wad of cash in exchange for expediting approval for a casino?

P.S. And if I remember right, he took the money and stiffed them.


29 posted on 12/28/2013 6:57:11 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (From time to time the.tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.)
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To: Libloather; Eric in the Ozarks

What happens to little baby Eaglets when their parents don't return to the nest with food?

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30 posted on 12/28/2013 7:00:16 PM PST by LucyT ( If you're NOT paranoid, you don't know what's going on.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

It sounds like the liberal equivalent of a religion joke.


31 posted on 12/28/2013 7:17:18 PM PST by John 3_19-21 (Life is way too short to suffer fools long.)
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To: Libloather

The Indians just make it up as they go along. Why....follow the money.


32 posted on 12/28/2013 7:22:44 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Libloather

So the gophers are building their dens at the base of the windmills to lure the eagles into the deadly blades. Those smart little sons of .........

“We have a contact at zero five zero. It is positively identified as an eagle.”

“Sound the alarm, but have section 7 remain upright in their holes. We’ll see if we can lure that bast**d into the blades. Tally-Ho!”


33 posted on 12/28/2013 7:45:13 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

No such thing as Native Americans. The DNA tests prove they are Chinese who took a wrong turn on their way to get some General Tso’s Chicken (He outranked Colonel Sanders).


34 posted on 12/28/2013 7:47:33 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: LucyT

They DIE by STARVATION, just like any other helpless animal baby would.


35 posted on 12/28/2013 7:55:42 PM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: blueunicorn6

“So the gophers are building their dens at the base of the windmills to lure the eagles into the deadly blades. Those smart little sons of “

Sounds a lot like someone selling Air Jordens or giant Flat screens and only have two in stock could also be used against other birds of prey.


36 posted on 12/28/2013 7:59:50 PM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Labyrinthos

One of the Southwestern tribes are allowed to trap immature golden eagles which are then ritually washed & tethered to the roof of their hogan for a certain time period as “watchers” over the sons in the family. These eagles are then ritually smothered to death to go be at one with the Great Spirit for eternity.

Nice work, but not for the eagle. “Eagles for me, but not for thee” means long jail time when the BLM thugs find a paleface in possession of so much as a single eagle feather.

Eagle deaths due to wind farms need to be protested, but not by Indians who slaughter eagles. That’s rank hypocrisy, IMO.


37 posted on 12/28/2013 8:05:31 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The wind farms owners kick back to the Rats.


As do the “Nations”.


38 posted on 12/28/2013 8:06:03 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Destroy the DRMMA.............................(Democrat Republican Mutual Mastrubation Association))
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To: Libloather

Double kudos. For fighting the fight and for calling themselves American Indians.


39 posted on 12/28/2013 8:16:50 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Libloather

40 posted on 12/28/2013 9:18:48 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: elcid1970
"Eagle deaths due to wind farms need to be protested..."

No eagles here seem to have problems around wind farms. Maybe eagles would be better served by letting the apparently dim SW ones to die off and be replaced by the "genius" North Central strain.

41 posted on 12/29/2013 12:49:54 AM PST by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: Libloather

If a company had made these wid farms economical enough to not need government subsidies to stay in “business”, and the government wasn’t trying to exert more control by “helping to save the planet”, it would be shutting the deal down and imprisoning the folks who put them up.


42 posted on 12/29/2013 4:05:42 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Coalition mile wide and an inch deep?


43 posted on 12/29/2013 4:23:54 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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