Obama to Give Wind Farms 30-Year Pass on Eagle Deaths
The Obama administration is about to approve a rule that will ensure the death of golden and bald eagles for the next 30 more years.Now, I'm going to leave aside the whole "are wind farms worth it" argument here. I want to focus on the reaction to the Obama administration just flat-out handing a blanket exemption to the wind companies to skirt federal regulations on killing endangered wildlife. Imagine the furor if that had been a Republican president. Imagine the protests, angry op-ed columns, and red-faced
Hundreds of thousands of birds die each year flying into the deadly turbine blades atop the soaring towers that compose wind farms. The rule will give wind farms thirty year permits for the “non purposeful take of eagles-that is where the take is associated with but not the purpose of, the activity.’’ The take of eagles is also a euphemism for the slaughter of them.
But Teleprompter Jesus waves his imperial hand and exempts wind companies from turning endangered bald eagles into meatloaf-of-the-plains? No problem! You can't make an omelet without breaking a few condor eggs, right? It's all for that greater good of greener energy, right? So a few birds get puréed. This is GREEN, baby! We have to decapitate those majestic birds to save them.
The other thing I want to know is where those activists went. You know the ones I'm talking about. The ones that flew to the Gulf of Mississippi and Prince William Sound to clean the poor pelicans and penguins with their very tears. We were saturated with image after image of these poor birds and seals just covered with oil, dying a horrible death, etc. to tug at our heartstrings. When it comes to bald eagles - the symbol of America - getting hacked to bits by wind power? Cue the crickets.
Well, at least there will be more crickets in areas de-birded by windmills...
That is all.