Thursday, September 12, 2013

More Green Success!

Brad_in_MA sends in the latest in a string of green energy "success" stories...

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.

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.
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.

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.

7 comments:

Matt W said...

I'd like to see the numbers when they expand them to all federally protected bird species. I remember seeing that, in addition to eagles, some California wind farms were responsible for a large number of deaths of the beloved California Condor. I'm guessing once they expand the scope they'd find it well over 1,000 protected birds killed in 5 years.

Matt W said...

And damnit, I was in a good mood this morning.....

Dave H said...

C'mon, Jay, don't tell me you're surprised. You know very well that to progressives it doesn't matter whether you live or die, what matters is how you die.

Good death: pureed by clean energy wind farm.
Bad death: drowned by rising sea level from climate change.

Good death: stabbed by self-appointed wealth redistributor.
Bad death: shot by capitalist who won't give you his money.

Brad_in_MA said...

Matt,

Apologies for putting a dark cloud in your day. I promise that I do not actively seek out articles about Green Energy Successes. I subscribe to a number of business newsletters and when the reports show up, I simply pass along the news.

- Brad

Anonymous said...

Lots of eagles in my area (non-wind farm) of Iowa. Dump a few dead hogs in a field if you want great eagle watching, they'll show up.

threecollie said...

Migratory birds are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, an international agreement penned in 1918. However, windmills kill birds otherwise protected by this act by the hundreds of thousands every year. In Britain this year an extremely rare white-throated needle tail was killed by a windmill right in front of collected birders, who were there to observe it. The blasted things kill bats too, en estimated 10,000 in PA per year.

Borepatch said...

Yeah, but they want to ban lead ammo to save the Condors.