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Obama admin: It’s now ok for wind turbines to kill eagles because we’re trying to save the…
Michelle Malkin ^ | 12/6/2013 | Doug Powers

Posted on 12/07/2013 3:55:45 AM PST by markomalley

News flash: You’re now allowed to kill bald eagles, but only if the people who care more about the earth’s inhabitants than you do consider your purpose just.

We’re used to end of the week document dumps, but this is more like a Friday eagle drop:

The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in green energy while balancing its environmental consequences.

The change, requested by the wind energy industry, will provide legal protection for the lifespan of wind farms and other projects for which companies obtain a permit and make efforts to avoid killing the birds.
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Under the change announced Friday, companies would have to commit to take additional measures if they kill or injure more eagles than they have estimated they would, or if new information suggests that eagle populations are being affected. The permits would be reviewed every five years, and companies would have to submit reports of how many eagles they kill. Now such reporting is voluntarily, and the Interior Department refuses to release the information.

So desperate has the administration become to keep perpetuating the “green” sham that eagle sacrifice has now been approved. Meanwhile, if you accidentally kill a spotted owl after chopping down a tree, you can still go to jail (a year for the owl, six months more for the tree, and three additional if it fell on a snail). Unless of course you can convince the administration you did it in order to put up a wind turbine that somehow benefited a favored campaign donor.

Before long it might be legal to dispose of batteries by dumping them in the river, but only if the batteries came from electric cars. Anything to save the planet.


TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baldeagles; eagles
Full title: Obama admin: It’s now ok for wind turbines to kill eagles because we’re trying to save the environment
1 posted on 12/07/2013 3:55:45 AM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

I wonder if Duke Energy will receive a refund of the $1 million fine it agreed to pay last month for killing eagles at a wind farm.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/22/duke-energy-bird-fine_n_4326596.html


2 posted on 12/07/2013 4:01:01 AM PST by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: markomalley

Just “how” will Obama “allow” this? Is there a Federal Statute on killing eagles or not? Did he do this by Executive Order to the Department of Justice? They won’t ‘prosecute’ these crimes for 30 years (or the wind turbine’s lifetime)? Or is it all just one big stick pulled out of his ass.

The point to this is that his Executive Order could be rescinded by the next President - I certainly hope so. Further, if they’re truly just ignoring the law, perhaps a true next President could appoint a special prosecutor to indict complicit DoJ personnel for conspiracy and collusion to subvert Federal Statutes.


3 posted on 12/07/2013 4:01:05 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: markomalley

The moral bankruptcy of the left shifts into overdrive under a desperate President.


4 posted on 12/07/2013 4:04:29 AM PST by GEC (Obamacare is the #MostEpicFailEver)
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To: Soul of the South

“I wonder if Duke Energy will receive a refund of the $1 million fine it agreed to pay last month for killing eagles at a wind farm”

Pocket change, and probably went to the “Obama destroys America” campaign fund


5 posted on 12/07/2013 4:05:06 AM PST by DAC21
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To: markomalley

I swear to GOD: I thought eagles could fly!


6 posted on 12/07/2013 4:08:39 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: markomalley

The regime’s “wind farm” continues unabated.


7 posted on 12/07/2013 4:09:04 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Soul of the South

Is it still l’eagle’ to pass wind at an eagle farm?


8 posted on 12/07/2013 4:09:44 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

Oh the humanity


9 posted on 12/07/2013 4:09:52 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Elsie
I'd like to thank the United States Government for protecting me and my kind.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
You see, 40 years ago, my odds of making it out of the egg, alive, were very poor; about 80% of us died. 
 (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=rachel-carson-silent-spring-1972-ddt-ban-birds-thrive)
 
 
But a lady discovered our plight and wrote a book that addressed our problem,
and, in 1972, a law was ammended protecting us even further. (http://www.fws.gov/midwest/eagle/protect/laws.html)
 
 
 
 
 
 
What I find strange is that the same government passed a law the very next year that allowed for killing
of unborn, and apparently unwanted, humans.  Little ones still nestled safely in their Mother's womb.
Around 25% of them are dying before birth - on average nearly 3,300 - every day of the year.
 
 
I hear that by now, somewhere around 55 MILLION of them have perished.
Wouldn't that kind of mess up the humans plans for growth, and welfare, and
retirement?
 
 
 
 
 
Strange birds; these Homo Sapiens.  Perhaps they'll come to their senses
before they are ALL dead!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10 posted on 12/07/2013 4:10:48 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: markomalley

What does the eagle represent? I rest my case!


11 posted on 12/07/2013 4:11:33 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: markomalley

Where is the outrage from the Left?


12 posted on 12/07/2013 4:12:36 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: markomalley

Oh boy! Now I can go back to shooting spotted owls from the sunroof in my Prius!


13 posted on 12/07/2013 4:18:52 AM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: markomalley

First the Government is admitting that the lifespan of the windmills is 30 years. Personally I don’t believe they will last that long and then only with a great cost in maintenance, but I won’t argue the point.

After 30 years the cost of putting these things up will have to be spent to replace them. Well Maybe by then America will be building them and not buying them from the Chinese. Or maybe by then the Chinese will have foreclose on the United States and we will all be Chinese.


14 posted on 12/07/2013 4:45:10 AM PST by Venturer (Keep Obama and you aint seen nothing yet.)
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To: markomalley

South Point, Big Island, HI






South Point is the Actual Southernmost Point in the USA (Not Key West, Sorry!) It is Designated Hawaiian Homeland, Home of Many Endangered Birds, and the location of the Unique Olivine Green Sand Beach. It is also host to acres of abandoned, greasy, ugly, rusting, bird-choppers like these.

ML/LTOS


15 posted on 12/07/2013 4:53:22 AM PST by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: markomalley

Living in obamaland is living in the Bizarro World!


16 posted on 12/07/2013 5:02:54 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: markomalley
So is the plan to have windmills 30 years from now with rubber blades to protect the eagles?

In truth, there is no plan. This is just one more of those issues that liberals push out of view and ignore.

Because I lack the ability to embrace mutually incompatible positions I'll never be able to be a liberal.

Results matter. Truth matters.

17 posted on 12/07/2013 5:04:51 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Gaffer
Can the President, by executive order, circumvent Federal legislation? Would that not make him a legislator?
18 posted on 12/07/2013 5:05:40 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter

“The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty....”

What are the names of those companies and where are they located? Guess some “visits” are in order.


19 posted on 12/07/2013 5:09:01 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: liberalh8ter

“The Obama administration said Friday it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty....”

What are the names of those companies and where are they located? Guess some “visits” are in order.


20 posted on 12/07/2013 5:09:01 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: markomalley

The only eagle I want to see killed are the Philadelphia Eagles - on the field of play but not literally! LOL! Go Redskins!


21 posted on 12/07/2013 5:09:48 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: liberalh8ter

In my understanding, an Executive Order is an administrative order from the Executive Branch of the government to the agencies, bureaus, and units directly under its supervision. It can have broad reaching implications because of the multiple agencies it directs who are charged with enforcing laws, rules and regulations.

To my mind, an EO cannot directly tell ME to do anything and I would not comply. That is not to say some agency could not come down on me harshly for violating one of their silly ass rules. I digress.

It is my understanding that Executive Orders can be rescinded and have been, primarily by Democrat Presidents upon entering the office. I believe most of the past Republican Presidents have not been so quick to do so, except perhaps President Reagan.

I believe that for me to support anyone on the conservative or Republican side, he/she would have to swear conclusively that he/she would undo all of Obama’s Executive Orders. It is a deal breaker for me along with Amnesty, budgeting and a few other things.


22 posted on 12/07/2013 5:12:59 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
I have a real problem with the ever-broadening power of the EO. In my mind, it has become a way for the President to legislate - something the Executive branch was not granted the power to do. I see the exemption from certain laws granted to individuals or corporations as legislation. As Trey Gowdy asked, if the President can ignore certain laws as he has done, can he also ignore election law? Can he EO his way to a dictatorship?
23 posted on 12/07/2013 5:26:21 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: liberalh8ter
Obama thinks he can dictate by EO, but there is established Constitutional language in its powers as well as established precedent. EOs generally have to cite some specific Statutory law to which it clarifies the interpretation of (by the Executive) or augments. There have been EOs without that citation and they are administrative orders - as far as I'm concerned, I don't work for him and I won't willingly comply, say as in a gun turn-in EO because it would be against the 2nd amendment in my mind. He is abusing the power, certainly, and I reiterate, the next candidate that I vote for had damned well better swear he'll rescind EVERY EO Obama ever signed.
24 posted on 12/07/2013 5:39:46 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: liberalh8ter

Not only do Clown Prince nobama and his commie minions hate you and your family. The criminal idiots also hate our country’s symbol, the eagle.


25 posted on 12/07/2013 5:44:49 AM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: markomalley

Delusional lunatic psychopath liar.


26 posted on 12/07/2013 5:56:46 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: fortheDeclaration

Like every other aspect of the left, their outrage is false.


27 posted on 12/07/2013 5:57:29 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: markomalley

UNBELIEVABLE!! Our state of Oregon and to some degree Washington and California are economically dead due to a bird that had to be saved when we harvest our #1 resource, trees.
The saving of the spotted owl has devastated our state economy for 20 years!
Killing a bald or golden eagle is a federal crime. I know sheep ranchers that have been fined $2500 for killing an eagle with a baby lamb in its mouth, good God what is happening to our country!!


28 posted on 12/07/2013 6:27:22 AM PST by thirst4truth (www.Believer.com)
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To: Elsie

Elsie,

Please don’t buy into the political lies about DDT. Actual science experiments found no causal link between egg shell thinning and DDT, even with massive doses.

Check out section VI here. http://junkscience.com/1999/07/26/100-things-you-should-know-about-ddt/

Here’s another source: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/710158/posts


29 posted on 12/07/2013 6:30:52 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: markomalley
Gosh, I can't wait till Sarah Palin becomes President.

Her imperial edicts will make Commie/Libs heads explode.

30 posted on 12/07/2013 7:56:57 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Te?xas Eagle)
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To: markomalley
and Obama’s going to recommend the national symbol be changed to the farm raised Turkey.
31 posted on 12/07/2013 8:08:55 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: markomalley; newgeezer

Eagles are stupid. Crows lure them near wind farms then go eat their remains.


32 posted on 12/07/2013 8:12:12 AM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: cyclotic

Then HOW did the eagle come back?


33 posted on 12/07/2013 8:23:49 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: DungeonMaster
Eagles are stupid. Crows lure them near wind farms then go eat their remains.

Conservatives are stupid. Liberals lure them near voting booths, then go steal their money.

34 posted on 12/07/2013 8:25:04 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

You may want to read the link I sent you. See points 67-77.


35 posted on 12/07/2013 8:31:18 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: markomalley
I am this cynical, Cui bono? Who Benefits?

My guess, the cleanup crews for the birds will be those that can handle the feathers legally...

Look for Crony-Statist Contracts with ties to the Regime in this arena?

Brietbart are you lurking?

36 posted on 12/07/2013 8:34:28 AM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: cyclotic
WOW!

46. To the extent egg shell thinning occurred, many other substances and conditions could have been responsible.


I'll pull a MSM tactic and say, "Well; the causes may be wrong; but it was the right thin g to do. For the children, anyway."


My point was that the Gummint cares more about birds than humans.

37 posted on 12/07/2013 8:39:09 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: markomalley

The War on Birds continues unabated........


38 posted on 12/07/2013 8:40:27 AM PST by Lakeshark (Mr Reid, tear down this law!)
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To: Gaffer

It was done through federal rulemaking. Completely illegal.


39 posted on 12/07/2013 8:41:32 AM PST by I got the rope
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To: Elsie

I agree with you on that. Rachel Carson and her book is responsible for jhundreds of millions of unnecessary Malaria deaths. The science does not prove her theory.

I just found this too.

http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/articles/summ02/Carson.html


40 posted on 12/07/2013 8:42:44 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: markomalley

Great Eagles in Law:

Did a bald eagle turn a valuable artwork into a white elephant? Heirs of legendary art dealer Ileana Sonnabend say yes, but officials at the U.S. Internal Revenue Service disagree.

the rest of the story :

http://www.artnews.com/2012/05/01/rauschenberg-eagle-ruffles-feathers/


41 posted on 12/07/2013 8:46:41 AM PST by woofie
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To: I got the rope

The owners had better take note of this. Obama’s ‘sayso’ ain’t worth sh!t come 01.20.17


42 posted on 12/07/2013 8:53:14 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: markomalley

LIke the REpublic,, we’re taking a regular arse-whupping to the pocketbook too.. and now the Eagles and all birds feeeel the pain as well of a misguided, no delusional policy.. bent on domination of man and not preservation of wildlife nor the environment.

DEms make trade-offs all the time,, from abortion to illegals, from selling out the COnstitution to our and out ignoring it. nothing new.


43 posted on 12/07/2013 9:50:51 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Elsie
Conservatives are stupid. Liberals lure them near voting booths, then go steal their money

Boy that one strikes close to home. It's going to take more than a Romney or Mccain to drag me to the polls next time.

44 posted on 12/07/2013 10:33:27 AM PST by DungeonMaster
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To: Utah Binger

#41 will ruffle yer feathers!


45 posted on 12/07/2013 4:28:54 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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