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US windfarms kill 10-20 times more than previously thought
Canada Free Press ^ | May 21, 2014 | Mark Duchamp

Posted on 05/21/2014 10:43:33 AM PDT by kingattax

America’s wind farms are actually slaughtering millions of birds and bats annually

Originally published by The ECO Report

The Obama administration is issuing 30-year permits for “taking” (killing) bald and golden eagles. The great birds will be legally slaughtered “unintentionally” by lethal wind turbines installed in their breeding territories, and in “dispersion areas” where their young congregate (e.g. Altamont Pass).

By chance (if you believe in coincidences), a timely government study claims wind farms will kill “only” 1.4 million birds yearly by 2030 (1). This new report is just one of many, financed with taxpayers’ money, aimed at convincing the public that additional mortality caused by wind plants is sustainable. – It is not.

Dr. Shawn Smallwood’s 2004 study, spanning four years, estimated that California’s Altamont Pass wind “farm” killed an average of 116 Golden Eagles annually (2). This adds up to 2,900 dead “goldies” since it was built 25 years ago. Altamont is the biggest sinkhole for the species, but not the only one, and industry-financed research claiming that California’s GE population is stable is but a white-wash.

(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: birdgenocide; eagles; energy; wind; windfarms
wind farms are monuments to the insanity of a liberal mind
1 posted on 05/21/2014 10:43:33 AM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

I like to call them “Green Energy Performance Art”.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT by glorgau
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3 posted on 05/21/2014 10:49:58 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

4 posted on 05/21/2014 10:52:11 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kingattax

They outlawed DDT because they were worried that it MIGHT hurt eagles. This led to millions of of humans dying from malaria. These wind farms are ACTUALLY killing eagles and you hear nothing from the liberals.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 10:53:18 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: kingattax

If there were more videos of eagles, falcons, and hawks being struck by the blades and then these beautiful creatures in their death throes on the ground, then the future of these “wind farms” would be in jeopardy.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 10:57:52 AM PDT by BigBobber (`)
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To: BigBobber

A private citizen can go to jail for even being in possession of an eagle feather.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 11:04:08 AM PDT by anoldafvet (If you think the government is capable of taking care of you, just look at the VA.)
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To: kingattax

Not only that but they’re ruining my “view shed”. But that’s what waivers are for now isn’t it? Let’s see one of us peons get a waiver.


8 posted on 05/21/2014 11:05:34 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: blueunicorn6

Perfect example of the insanity that is Liberalism.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 11:07:21 AM PDT by Pecos (The Chicago Way: Kill the Constitution, one step at a time.)
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To: kingattax

Speaking of insane liberal minds (redundant), my wife’s friend travels through Texas often for business and she has a fear of traveling between long stretches of windfarms like the one she talks about near Sweetwater Texas. She says that it really scares her. Pretty ironic.

The windfarm stretches for what seems like a hundred miles, as far into the horizon as you can see. We drove through it last summer coming from Austin on our way to Amarillo. It is massive in scope. A few years ago, we drove through California’s biggest windfarm near Livermore, and it is nothing compared to the one in Northwest Texas. I’m guessing that everyone of the turbines was manufactured in China. In between the windmills were lots of oil rigs and jacks. My guess, all of it made and employed by Americans.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 11:16:48 AM PDT by lormand (Inside every liberal is a dung slinging monkey)
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To: Liberty Valance

The Eagle is our National bird. Fitting for bo to kill them off.

(He supplies his version of a bird to us.)

Minced Eagle? Is it Halal? Serve it at State Dinners.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 11:18:14 AM PDT by Scrambler Bob (You can count my felonies by looking at my FR replies.)
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12 posted on 05/21/2014 11:20:40 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: BigBobber

thats a fantastic idea...lets pray about that


13 posted on 05/21/2014 11:25:02 AM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: BigBobber
Well, that's the problem...

Firstly, I want to say that I am in no way an advocate for wind farms, I am though an advocate for facts.

I live right next to a wind farm under a primary flight tributary to the nearest of the three main flyways.

For the life of me, I cant figure out why it is that, supposedly in the rest of the world, birds of every type fly into giant noisy rotating blades. The only birds Ive ever seen dumb enough to fly anywhere near the blades are seagulls of which we have a ridiculous over abundance. The only birds I have ever found, or have heard of being found by locals, were seagulls and a blackbird of some type.

The bald eagles, sandhill cranes, Canadian geese, hawks, everything, even the pigeons, seem to have enough sense to stay away.

Maybe those on the farms here are noisier in some way? Maybe the 3 windmill farms here stand out in some other way to birds? I dont know.

There are plenty of reasons to hate windmill farms and want to see them torn down but, I cant jump on this particular bandwagon because from what Ive seen it just isn't true.

Its important to stick to the real reasons. Making this into an issue of animal protection to gain lib backing also empowers their "animal protection" efforts elsewhere in the future.

14 posted on 05/21/2014 11:28:53 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: kingattax

Combine them with solar plants and you have shredded, baked poultry to feed the starving victims of the Baraqqi Depression.


15 posted on 05/21/2014 11:29:26 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: anyone

Feds look other way as wind farms kill birds — but haul oil and gas firms to court

December 17, 2012

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/17/us-wind-farms-under-fire-for-bird-kills/


16 posted on 05/21/2014 11:34:42 AM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: BigBobber; lormand
Having said that and having read Lormand's post I may have stumbled onto part of the reason I don't see it.

We don't have hundred mile flatland wind farms. Here a windfarm is 20 or so that stick out of the tops of the tallest hills, not 1000 square miles of sausage grinder.

17 posted on 05/21/2014 11:34:46 AM PDT by gnarledmaw (Obama: Evincing a Design since 2009)
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To: kingattax

If it bothers you that wind turbines kill eagles, just think that our tax dollars through “Production Tax Credit” is paying for them.

Without the PTC, they would not exist.


18 posted on 05/21/2014 11:41:20 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: kingattax

Windmills are a sacrament for the envirowackos. They won’t give them up easily.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 11:57:43 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: lormand

” I’m guessing that everyone of the turbines was manufactured in China.”

Last year 72% of wind turbine components were made in US. Roscoe Wind Complex used four vendors but I don’t have a breakdown.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 12:06:47 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: kingattax

And still not so much as a “chirp” from the wildlife community.


21 posted on 05/21/2014 12:06:51 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Liberty Valance

That eagle (RIP) is gigantic!
I didn’t know they are THAT big.

Windfarms should die.


22 posted on 05/21/2014 12:27:24 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: TexasGator

The is a big plant just north of Austin on I-35 that makes them.


23 posted on 05/21/2014 1:04:30 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: kingattax

The fruits of a bunch of liberals and progressives,, feathers , bones and carcasses


24 posted on 05/21/2014 1:27:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: kingattax

Endangered delta smelt (alleged) shut down the entire irrigation system in the San Joaquin Valley. Spotted Owl shut down PNW logging. Sage Grouse and a Tortoise shuts down cattle grazing. Kangaroo rats shut down private farms. Sucker fish shuts down irrigation in the Klammath Basin.

Windmills kill protected eagles, birds and bats.?.?.? Send more tax dollars to windmill manufacturers and keep those subsidies flowing. BUILD MORE!!!


25 posted on 05/21/2014 1:34:06 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Organic Panic

Clown Prince nobama and his fellow eco-nuts want to destroy America. How better to contribute to that “transformation” than to slaughter the symbol of Free America. These commie criminals are insufferable...and belong in prison or exile.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 2:08:49 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Resolute Conservative

“The is a big plant just north of Austin on I-35 that makes them.”

We see lots of equipment on I45 when traveling to Dallas.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 2:11:00 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: kingattax

Was just in Maui, saw the new wind farm on the side of the hill there. (About 30% of them not turning, broken?). Anyway, asked a local about them. They are there to reduce the need for fossil fuel (which all has to be shipped in by barge to Maui). They are now 16% wind powered there. But the “sell” was to buy these things so the COST of energy would be reduced. The electrical bills went UP ... reason? They had to pay for the wind mills.


28 posted on 05/21/2014 2:13:02 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ("There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: kingattax
Bird Killed by Green Energy
29 posted on 05/21/2014 10:00:40 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 1_Rain_Drop

We are lucky that we have a wild animal zoo here. They take in injured wild animals and rehabilitate them. If they can’t be rehabilitated they keep them and care for them. It is open to the public and every once in awhile I take the grandkids out there. You can see all the animals up close and personal.

http://calmzoo.org/


30 posted on 05/22/2014 9:37:46 AM PDT by sheana
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