Skip to comments.Bird conservation group challenges feds over wind farm eagle deaths
Posted on 05/02/2014 3:03:03 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
One of the nation's leading bird conservation groups plans to sue the Obama administration over a federal regulation that allows wind energy companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill eagles without prosecution by the government.
The American Bird Conservancy on Wednesday announced its intent to file the lawsuit, arguing the Department of the Interior violated federal laws when it promulgated the regulation it says sanctions the killing of bald and golden eagles.
"The rule lacks a firm foundation in scientific justification and was generated without the benefit of a full assessment of its impacts on eagle populations, said Michael Hutchins, National Coordinator of ABC's Bird Smart Wind Energy Campaign.
The Obama administration announced in December it would allow companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty in a bid to balance the environmental trade-offs of green energy.
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Birds are very interesting. I have some nesting ones in a tree and get attacked when too close. Windmills will never work out as well as solar eventually will....might take a few more decades
If solar was worthwhile, profitable, it wouldn’t need taxpayer subsidies.
However, the problem is the mindset of these special carve-outs, the public acceptance of executive sanctions against even animals that stand in the way of Utopia should move us to action.
As it becomes easier and easier to kill those people and animals whose mere existence irritates the Left, how long can it be before the Left intellectualizes the elimination of political enemies who truly do stand and fight against their social justice schemes?
Today, the Left gets away with muzzling conservatives. How long can it be before they really go after the source of their irritation?
Closing the barn doors after the horse has bolted.
Where we’re they when this wind farm nonsense started?
It seems the makers and shakers like to put these wind farms in flyways.
Birds like a breeze also. Especially big soaring birds.
I’ve flown over 2 wind farms in northern W. Va on the Raleigh-Pittsburgh route a couple times.
Two ridges with mills in a line , maybe 20 each.
I have yet to see even one set of blades turning.
I’m on the side of the birds. Wind farms have become an item of religion with the left. The left no longer listens to reason.
Many technologies get off the ground with taxpayer subsidies. If it is viable, solar should be able to become self-supporting once the major R&D costs are out of the way.
GERMAN GREEN ENERGY POLICIES ‘ON THE VERGE OF FAILURE’ SAYS VICE-CHANCELLOR
by NICK HALLETT 2 May 2014
Germany’s transition towards renewable energy is “on the verge of failure” according the country’s Vice-Chancellor. Sigmar Gabriel told an event at SMA Solar, Germanys leading manufacturer of solar technology, that moving the economy to green energy was more complex than previously thought, and may have to be scaled back.
In the speech, translated by the NoTricksZone blog, Mr Gabriel, who has previously served as environment minister, told the green energy delegates:
“The truth is that in all fields we under-estimated the complexity of the Energiewende [push for green energy].”
“Those who are the engines of the transformation to renewable energies, that’s you, you don’t see how close we are to the failure of the energy transformation.”
He went on the call for major reforms of the subsidies handed to the renewable energy industry, hinting that they will have to be cut.
Taxpayer subsidies make sense only when one views them as dirty money conduits to democrat causes. Solyndra for instance was a reliable source of rat campaign cash, and by that measure, which is the only one that matters to the EPA, it was a huge success.