Thanks to Jim Wiegand I was reminded to comment.
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Comment: California Altamont Pass 66% decline in Golden Eagle Nesting Density. There has been "NO" active nest's in the 80 sq. mi. Altamont Pass because of Wind Turbines, since the Wind Turbines were built in 1980's. So nesting sites are outside the Golden Eagle Habitat. Altamont Pass is the Words largest Golden Eagle Breeding Area. Now they fly in and get killed ,like the song "Hotel California" by The Eagles. The area is a perfect ECO System with a huge squirrel and other rodent populations. Except that the Wind Turbines have been killing off the Golden Eagles and many other raptors. The density has declined by at least 66% and that is with a expanded area.
I have been living here for almost 30 years. This is one of the worst areas to install wind turbines, and the facts are ignored by Alameda County & USFWS that should have stopped installation of wind turbins. Now the blade area is being expanded 76% to increase the environmental damage to ECO system.
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Golden Eagle Decline is enormous, and in a effort to show more eagles, the nesting area was increased from 12 to 19 sq. miles outside the Altamont Pass. This showed a 66% decline of Golden eagles per sq. mi., but all this was ignored by
Sand Hills project. They show a blade area increase because of new larger turbines,which are 33% less efficient. Also ignored at Windmill hearing ,24th of March was Bat Mortality. This mortality of bats could be eliminated if they increased cut in speed of turbins. Another ignored fact at Windmill hearing on 14th of Jan was faulty, Inconsistent and deceptive Avian Mortality Reporting. Again ignored ,Altamont Pass will continue to kill Eagles as they come to Altamont from all over the west coast.
More information is a http://www.darrylmueller.com/alarm.html
- windmill_24_March16_bats.pdf: success
- Sand_Hill_Project_May10.pdf: success
- windmill14jan16Darryl2.pdf: success
- Golden Eagle Decline May 10 2016.pptx: success