Conserving eagles from green energy???????

Conserving eagles from green energy???????  This is Sept 2017 review is about as brilliant as saving cancer patients by shooting them.
The move to shut down turbines at Altamont Pass was also going to save eagles. But it was a grandstanding publicity stunt that was really one big lie. The media, developers, the Feds and especially the Audubon sellouts all embraced this mitigation move at Altamont. Now read the truth all these people will not tell you.
The majority of eagles killed at Altamont are killed during the months of May-Sept. These are primarily local and regional eagle offspring dispersing from their nests. This pattern of slaughter has occurred for decades. The public would know all this if developers and the USFWS were not in collusion, hiding turbine impacts.
In a settlement with Alameda County, Audubon and developers there was an agreement to shut off the turbines during key eagle migration periods, (See related post: “Notorious Altamont Wind Area Becomes Safer for Birds.”) This shut down period that garnered loads of publicity in the media was conducted in the winter and did little for these eagles. Below I explain why……….
From May to September this wind resource area, not only kills the most eagles, it also generates the most electricity April-Sept) and with it the most money.
Their contrived plan to save eagles, was to turn off half of Altamont’s more than 5000 turbines during November and December, alternating with the second half being shut down during January and February. This plan was hardly a sacrifice and it was a planned failure that could have been easily avoided. Here is some of the proof I have relating to this annual carnage. I was given these eagle mortality figures from USFWS agents. In these 2- year figures, 56 % of the golden eagles reported, were picked up and shipped to the Denver eagle Repository in May-Sept. They won’t tell you but most of them are immature eagles. Winter eagle Migration little nothing to do with the majority of this late spring and summer dispersal of eagles wandering into the Altamont killing fields. Also keep in mind that eagles are being killed and not reported. The Wind tech I interviewed a while back, told me of 5 unreported golden eagles fatalities found at this wind farm. They were killed during this same May- Sept. time period.
Reported Altamont EAGLE CARCASS COUNT given to me from the USFWS. ………….”Jim, below is a monthly break-down for Altamont dating back to 2013 regarding eagle fatalities. I can not guarantee these numbers are exact, but I am confident that they are certainly close.”
February 2013: 4
March 2013: 3
April 2013: 3
May 2013: 1
June 2013: 3
July 2013: 2
August 2013: 5
September 2013: 5
October 2013: 6
November 2013: 1
December 2013: 0
TOTAL USFWS reported eagle carcasses from Altamont 2013 ......... 33

January 2014: 1
February 2014: 0
March 2014: 4
April 2014: 3
May 2014: 5
June 2014: 8
July 2014: 3
August 2014: 2
September 2014: 5
October 2014: 4
November 2014: 2
December 2014: 0
TOTAL USFWS reported eagle carcasses from Altamont 2014 ......... 37

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