Study: Wind Farms Killed 67 Eagles in 5 Years
Wind energy facilities have killed at least 67 golden and bald eagles in the last five years, but the figure could be much higher, according to a new scientific study by government biologists.Oh, come on. Everyone knows the old expression "If you want to save the environment, you have to cuisinart a few national birds", right? Especially since they deliberately omitted a cluster of wind farms in CA that kills 60 eagles a year. Hmm. That's 367 eagles in five years. How many other wind farms did they exclude from this study? Between the "eagle blender" and the possibility that wind farms may be responsible for illnesses (although if you believe that's true you can GO TO HELL DENIER!), it's a wonder that wind power doesn't have more opposition.
The research represents one of the first tallies of eagle deaths attributed to the nation's growing wind energy industry, which has been a pillar of President Barack Obama's plans to reduce the pollution blamed for global warming. Wind power releases no air pollution.
My real beef, though, is this:
The research affirms an AP investigation in May, which revealed dozens of eagle deaths from wind energy facilities and described how the Obama administration was failing to fine or prosecute wind energy companies, even though each death is a violation of federal law.Got that? These wind mill farms are committing federal crimes and not being prosecuted for them. Sound familiar? Their machinery is causing the death of a protected species - if it were a coal mine killing condors by the hundreds every year, this would be front page news and WON'T SOMEONE DO SOMETHING TO SAVE THE CONDOR. But because this is shiny happy "alternative power" we look the other way. I'll tell you something, folks. If I ran over a hundred eagles in a year, they'd have me in a Hannibal Lecter cage faster than you could say Earthf**ker...
Newsflash here, hippies: Eagles are part of Mother Gaia you're trying to save...
That is all.