If I killed a bald or golden eagle, both of which are considered “protected,” I would be subject to fines of up to $100,000 and jail time of 10 or more years. Yet, the misguided White House has given wind farms a 30-year window to kill them without penalty. “This is not a program to kill eagles,” John Anderson, the director of siting policy at the American Wind Energy Association, said after that announcement in 2013. “This permit program is about conservation.”
How exactly is this conservation? When we are willing to sacrifice our environment and wildlife for something that doesn’t work and a Pollyanna belief that wind turbines are going to solve a problem that does not exist, something is wrong.
This industry is built on fear and lies for a few elite people to make enormous amounts of money on the backs of taxpayers and ratepayers. Besides spoiling our mountain tops and viewshed, they are doing serious damage to the wildlife we have waited for years to come back.
I finally had four pairs of bald eagles return to my small lake over the last 10 years, and in the last three years I am down to two. There are 27 wind turbines that were built on the ridge that adjoins my lake. I think this is an outrage, and the only hope is that the first 100 days of the new administration will be solved with a “pen and a phone.”
James J. Lutz
Yes, the green loons on the comment page of the BDN are telling me that there is no proof that the two pairs of Eagles that no longer appear at my lake are because of the wind turbines within a half mile of the turbines. I just find it coincidental and tragic after waiting from 1949 to the late 80's to see them back in their natural environment. Quite a number of times I lost fish I caught and laid on the ice to Eagles that swooped down majestically and stole them from me. That is nature up close and real. I was happy to share.
By Greg Walcher ............... "The Fish and Wildlife Service just issued a new rule which Mr. Ashe says will build on the success of eagle conservation — by authorizing thousands of eagles to be killed.
That irony almost reminds me of an old joke among Marines, who used to boast that a Marine Corps career provided the opportunity to travel the world, meet lots of new, different, exotic, and fascinating people — and kill them." http://www.gjsentinel.com/opinion/articles/green-greener-or-greenest
The public needs to grasp this reality.........An industry that will cover up their slaughter to thousands of eagles and including our endangered species, will stop at nothing for profits.
Hard to believe that many people still believe cats and windows kill more raptors than wind turbines. But if they don't read it in the media, how would they know what was going on? Aren't they the least little bit suspicious that an industry that swore it wasn't killing migratory birds and bats or threatening raptors suddenly demands, and receives, a 30 year kill permit to ensure certainty for expanded wind development? Do they really think a 30 year kill permit is all about protecting our winged populations and their habitat? Critical thinking really needs to be taught to young children.
Thank you for sharing, there are stories like this from around EVERY wind farm that is constructed in eagle habitat.
This is also exactly why our corrupt president Obama passed the new eagle killing rule. The wind industry's eagle slaughtering cover-up has been exposed. Since 1997 this industry has killed thousands upon thousands of eagles. All illegally I might add. But in this "Animal Farm" society rules are used primarily to put down the masses.
My estimation from my investigation into the wind industry, is that over 20,000 of the 33,000 plus eagles, received by the Denver eagle repository, have been from wind turbine blade strikes. But the eagle slaughter is just the tip of the iceberg when looking at this industry. My next report or blog on my ongoing investigation into this industry, will expose much more
As far as I am concerned, GREEN Gestapo energy and all its supporters belong in hell.
Thank you Mr.Lutz for your accurate factual information.
The wind politicians (and that is a load of them who are on the take in Augusta), are ruining Maine's soul. Angus King (Record Hill Wind ),Stacie Fitts (Novatus energy ,several wind projects in Maine), past Chair Maine Energy Utility Tec. Commission,Baldacci( Iberdrola and Avangrid,vice chair),Kurt Adams , First Wind (now bankrupt), and on and on.
Maine is a corrupt state that is into destroying its environment and economy for the federally subsidized money grab that entered its border after the passage of Expedited Wind Law under Baldacci in 2008.
Splat the eagles, destroy the mountains, lower land values and tourist trade ,impact the health of adjacent rural residents for out of state "greeen scam" credits. Increase Mainers electrical costs .
WAKE UP MAINE!
Hello President TRUMP! (he hates this scam, and will act....)
To the Wind politicians and wind scammers of Maine's Wind Mafia, the game is up!
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