The Environmental Groups - Parasitic Pretenders

Jim Wiegand { 05.22.13 at 1:14 pm }

From what I have seen from conservation groups like the Sierra club, as soon as these other industries (natural gas, oil, coal, hydro, and nuclear) started giving the Sierra Club “Mitigation Funding” and backing they would change their tune completely. Today I believe this is their game plan, make a lot of noise and squeeze as much financially as you can from causes. Think about it, Audubon has been involved with Altamont for decades and the slaughter of raptors has never stopped.

I am not a fan of most conservation groups and people have to face the fact that Environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Audubon no longer have much to do with their founders. The have charitable status but they are really a political enterprise marketing the environment to the public. They lobby, they parade around Washington, they have many fund raisers, sell their wildlife trinkets, say the right things in the media, file aggressive looking lawsuits, but in reality I see them as sellout parasites leading their well meaning members down the garden path to nowhere.

Groups like the Sierra Club that are turning their backs on the wind industry’s bird and bat genocide, remind me of the many onlookers back on March 13, 1964 in New York that watched a young woman getting murdered. They did nothing, but unlike those worthless onlookers in New York, these groups also getting paid to look away. Even if they file lawsuits, Conservations groups do receive money in settlements. If projects go through conservation groups are getting paid for the dead eagles that pay the real price. It is part of mitigation process, a process that rewards them for this destruction. .

Michael Brune is the Sierra Club Executive Director. He is 41 and possesses dual B.S. degrees in Economics and Finance. These are banking credentials.

What background does Michael Brune have outside of finance? What background does Michael Brune have which enables him to make a single sound environmental decision? How could Michael Brune ever understand the real impacts caused by wind turbines or know about the proper siting of any wind project? How could Michael Brune ever be able to smoke out a fraudulent wind industry study? From what I have seen he can’t. So this brings up an even bigger problem, pretenders with power.

Members of these groups need to ask their leaders why they are not demanding the immediate development of bird safe turbines because the path of the today’s wind industry is a sure path to extinction of many species. Members of these groups should realize that the way to end the wind industry’s destruction is stop approving wind farms with propeller style turbines. Another way is to stop the politicians from giving away billions in tax credits (PTC) and to eliminate wind project mitigation money (major conflict of interest) from going conservation groups. These actions is will force the industry to change and conservation groups to stop supporting these turbines.

I have pointed all this out because across the world we have environmental destruction (wind industry related) taking place at a pace never before seen on this planet. No other energy source kills millions of protected species each year like the wind industry does. No other energy source has a several thousand mile foot print from each location like the wind industry does. No other energy source kills millions of protected species each year and has no accountability. It is an outrage that will continue as long as the pretenders are in power.


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Comment by Mike DiCenso on May 27, 2013 at 10:53pm

The real env. groups  now are the ones demanding real science and truth when investigating any projects which impact Maine's quality of place. NRCM and Aud. Soc. make no sense any more and seem content to revel in their faith based assumptions that wind turbinescapes all over Maine will somehow magically save the planet. Wrong. Wind turbines never repay their own carbon debt. If I am wrong prove it. Show me the math so I can double check it with the MIT professor and engineers who still belong to Friends of Lincoln Lakes. 

Comment by clyde macdonald on May 24, 2013 at 7:55pm

Yes, the so-called environmental groups in MaINE and elsewhere have sold us out inreturn for contributions. ClydeMacDonald, Hampden, ME

Comment by Kathy Sherman on May 24, 2013 at 12:04pm
Other recent examples are the "consortium" of environmental groups with Nature Conservancy in the lead arranging a voluntary agreement with Deepwater Block Island Wind regarding impacts on the endangered right whale. They consider Block Island one of the most pristine in the world, yet are apparently untroubled by installing the largest turbines in the world inside state waters. All studies I have seen suggests that risk to avian species is maximal within the 3 mile limit and it will be greater off a small island that off a long shoreline of mainland. The acoustic studies done for the project are fundamentally lacking, even ignoring the recommendations of the state task force that zoned Block Island as a Renewable Energy zone.

I fear not just the lawsuits but the reliance on proprietary mapping, adaptive management, etc., etc. and what the future holds after the feds have leased vast swaths of the Atlantic for industrialization by wind (or tidal).

Thanks for keepimg us informed.


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(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 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?" 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.”

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"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."

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