Portland's Biodiversity Research Institute: "Bald Eagles are a Problem"

What about the federal government's recently issued "KILLING PERMIT" of 6,200 eagles a year to protect the Wall Street crowd and other insiders who make billions off the U.S. taxpayer from wind?

The article states the US population is 30,000 pairs but fails to note what it used to be. Some estimates put it at 250,000 pairs in the 1700's.

"In Maine, where the breeding population of great cormorants is small and efforts to save them are underway, the bald eagles are a problem, said Chris DeSorbo, director of the raptor program at the Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland......"

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/01/15/eagles-resurgence-is-bad-news...

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Comment by Pineo Girl on January 17, 2017 at 2:17pm

Wow - its hard to believe fake news will go this far!!  The board of this  organization is made up of self-aggrandizing jackasses and it is no wonder the Portland depressed herald picked up on this so quickly - In Maine they are kings of fake news and slanted spin and out and out lies! We have 4 wind projects in Eastern Maine built right in migratory bird paths.  Have we lost all sense of true environmental stewardship which would including protecting birds?  It is just disgusting!

Comment by Long Islander on January 16, 2017 at 6:38pm

Maine's Biodiversity Research Institute on list of Wind Industry's Vendors

Why should we care?  Well, for one, Maine's Biodiversity Research Institute just labeled eagles a problem in this article.

"In Maine, where the breeding population of great cormorants is small and efforts to save them are underway, the bald eagles are a problem, said Chris DeSorbo, director of the raptor program at the Biodiversity Research Institute in Portland".

Here they are listed on the Maine wind industry's "Wind Vendor List::

http://www.windforme.org/pubs/Wind_Vendor_List.pdf

Definition of vendor

  1. 1:  one that vends :  seller

Comment by Eric A. Tuttle on January 16, 2017 at 5:52pm

The AP is likened to Facebook or Twitter and all the other irresponsible online media broadcasters in that it Feeds the Nation and the world with few worthwhile stories of truth. From one BAD media source to another, around and around it goes and as with anything that is fast to print requiring little or no background proof by fact checking. With little facts to create intervention from or by knowledged persons, the gullible people at the top that write policy, as stupidly distant from reality that they are, pass it downward as factual science from a trusted source. 

Maybe some of those from the Ivory Clouds should be invited to drink or otherwise consume that which they proclaim to be safe for the rest of America.

Maybe some should live in the shadows of Turbines, with all their ill effects. Maybe they should have carcass cleanup duty around these turbines.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on January 16, 2017 at 4:24pm

This fake story is being carried all across the country, even on Fox news. Here is the biggest question now with this fake story..........Is this a last gasp from the Obama regime or is it a meet the new boss, same as the old boss story?  We will all know the answer if we see one more of these garbage stories after Jan 20.

Comment by Jim Wiegand on January 16, 2017 at 2:25pm

What's the point to a story describing what eagles do and have always done????  Maybe so idiots in Facebook land with no wildlife expertise, will think the escalating wind turbine slaughter will do some beneficial eagle culling to save other important birds.

 

Bald Eagles occasionally eat others birds which also include geese. Eagles also eat any birds killed by turbines and once they discover this easy food source that includes blue herons, loons, cormorants and hundreds of other bird species, they will keep coming back until they too become turbine victims.

 

This green gestapo propaganda story should have ended with this……………..Soon none the impacts from these eagles will even matter because wind turbines will be killing thousands of them each year now that president Obama has legalized a turbine take of 6200 eagles a year. But since this industry, together with the USFWS have no accountability and routinely rig their data or media statements, the annual eagle death toll from turbines could actually over 10,000 annually in a few short years.

 

I have been researching this industry for years and I have some expert advice for everyone with an IQ above 80, whatever turbine mortality is reveled in the media by the wind industry or USFWS, you can multiply all of it at least 10 times.

 

All these guys are all habitual liars and should be forced to take polygraphs. Below are  few examples of this ongoing wind energy deception.

 

Look at the results of the first and last scientific wind turbine mortality study ever conducted ………. It was conducted over 30 years ago in 1985 when it was estimated that 6800 birds were being killed annually by about 200 MW of installed wind turbines. This is a kill rate of 34 birds per MW. Today the industry admits to about 2.9 birds killed per MW.                                                                           McCrary, M.D., R.L. McKernan, and R.W. Schreiber. 1986. San Gorgonio wind resource area: impacts of commercial wind turbine generators on birds, 1985 data report.

 

In Oct 2015 I interviewed an employed Wind tech. This wind tech showed me images & discussed 5 eagles killed in 1 month by his wind turbines. These eagles were not reported. I told FWS but there was no investigation.
Since 1997 over 33000 eagle carcasses have been secretly shipped to the Denver Eagle Repository. The origin of all these eagles has not been and never will be revealed.

 

In 2013 the USFWS released a fraudulent and ridiculous report stating that only confirmed 85 wind turbine related eagle moralities (excluding Altamont) across the US from 1997-2012. Stories about this fake study/report were carried in every major newspaper across the US. This propaganda piece was called , “Bald Eagle and Golden Eagle Mortalities at Wind Energy Facilities in the Contiguous United States,” was published in September in the Journal of Raptor Research.

Now our president has given this industry permission to kill 6200 eagles per year.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

 

Permission was not granted to kill 20 eagles annually as one would assume from this fraudulent 2013 study, but permission to kill  310 times more per year was given. Nothing released to the public about this industry should be believed and nothing I have seen in my research about this industry has been truthful since 1985.

 

Reference to this fraudulent, lying by omission USFWS study with all its fake mortality data,  ended up in media stories across the country.   This fraudulent data and propaganda piece was published in the Portland Press Herald on two occasions in 2013

Posted December 6, 2013

For wind power, U.S. extends permit for eagle deaths

The decision provides legal protection for wind farms that get a permit and do everything possible to avoid killing eagles.

 

The new rule is designed to address environmental consequences that stand in the way of the nation’s wind energy rush: the dozens of bald and golden eagles being killed each year by the giant, spinning blades of wind turbines.

 

“A study by federal biologists in September found that wind farms since 2008 had killed at least 67 bald and golden eagles, a number that the researchers said was likely underestimated. That did not include deaths at Altamont Pass, an area in northern California where wind farms kill an estimated 60 eagles a year.”

 

November 22, 2013

Wind energy company pleads guilty in eagle deaths

Duke Energy Corp. is the first wind power company to be prosecuted for deaths of protected birds.

 

“A study in September by federal biologists found that wind turbines had killed at least 67 bald and golden eagles since 2008. Wyoming had the most eagle deaths. That did not include deaths at Altamont Pass, an area in northern California where wind farms kill an estimated 60 eagles a year.”

 

The day before Portland Press Herald also ran this fraudulent story from another fraudulent sellout source........   Audubon.  December 5, 2013

Maine Audubon: Wind farms, wildlife can be compatible

A biologist’s report says wind farms can be strategically placed to ensure the impact is small.

Hannah Pingree on the Maine expedited wind law

Hannah Pingree - Director of Maine's Office of Innovation and the Future

"Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine."

https://pinetreewatch.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/

 

Maine as Third World Country:

CMP Transmission Rate Skyrockets 19.6% Due to Wind Power

 

Click here to read how the Maine ratepayer has been sold down the river by the Angus King cabal.

Maine Center For Public Interest Reporting – Three Part Series: A CRITICAL LOOK AT MAINE’S WIND ACT

******** IF LINKS BELOW DON'T WORK, GOOGLE THEM*********

(excerpts) From Part 1 – On Maine’s Wind Law “Once the committee passed the wind energy bill on to the full House and Senate, lawmakers there didn’t even debate it. They passed it unanimously and with no discussion. House Majority Leader Hannah Pingree, a Democrat from North Haven, says legislators probably didn’t know how many turbines would be constructed in Maine if the law’s goals were met." . – Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting, August 2010 https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-power-bandwagon-hits-bumps-in-the-road-3/From Part 2 – On Wind and Oil Yet using wind energy doesn’t lower dependence on imported foreign oil. That’s because the majority of imported oil in Maine is used for heating and transportation. And switching our dependence from foreign oil to Maine-produced electricity isn’t likely to happen very soon, says Bartlett. “Right now, people can’t switch to electric cars and heating – if they did, we’d be in trouble.” So was one of the fundamental premises of the task force false, or at least misleading?" https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/wind-swept-task-force-set-the-rules/From Part 3 – On Wind-Required New Transmission Lines Finally, the building of enormous, high-voltage transmission lines that the regional electricity system operator says are required to move substantial amounts of wind power to markets south of Maine was never even discussed by the task force – an omission that Mills said will come to haunt the state.“If you try to put 2,500 or 3,000 megawatts in northern or eastern Maine – oh, my god, try to build the transmission!” said Mills. “It’s not just the towers, it’s the lines – that’s when I begin to think that the goal is a little farfetched.” https://www.pinetreewatchdog.org/flaws-in-bill-like-skating-with-dull-skates/

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