Just curious, why is it anytime wind power opponents call out wind projects for killing birds, the so called environmental groups tell us there's nothing to worry about?
From the article, Next up, Central Maine Power - Mass. drops N. Pass, opts instead for Maine transmission line:
Greg Cunningham, a vice president at the Conservation Law Foundation said the proposed route of the transmission line would take it over the Kennebec Gorge, which raises aesthetic concerns and could have potential bird impacts.
Note that "The Energy Foundation" pays Conservation Law Foundation to promote "clean energy".
Energy Foundation Highlighted in the U.S. Senate's report "How a Club of Billionaires and Their Foundations Control the Environmental Movement and Obama’s EPA"
The Energy Foundation is a quintessential example of a pass through frequently
employed by the Billionaire’s Club. Energy Foundation receives money from several key
foundations and redirects it to activists. In doing so, they are providing two services: distance
between the donor and the activist, and enhancing the clout of the donors as their individual
influence is maximized by pooling resources. One of the major funders of the Energy
Foundation is Sea Change, which has gone to great lengths to hide the source of its money. This
is especially concerning in light of recent revelations that environmental activists do not appear
to be morally conflicted over where their money comes from – so long as it supports their goals.
The Billionaire’s Club is also adept at converting charitable donations into political
outcomes by taking advantage of loopholes in the tax code. Numerous examples raise questions
as to whether the charitable donations are indirectly supporting political activity. For example,
in many cases they fund a 501(c)(3), like the Energy Foundation or the League of Conservation
Voters, which then transfers large sums to an affiliated 501(c)(4), which can engage in political
activity. The affiliated groups often share office space, staff, and even board members. In the
case of the 501(c)(4) Green Tech Action Fund, which received donations from the Energy
Foundation, and in turn, donated funds to 501(c)(4) far-left environmental activist organizations.
The evidence provided in this report highlights the lengths the far-left environmental
movement goes to hide sources of funding and to disguise their actions – bought and paid for by
millionaires and billionaires – as charitable acts in service of their fellow man. This report
outlines a sampling of the individuals, foundations, and practices that are active in our political
system today, shedding light on just a fraction of the activities of the far-left environmental
machine that undermines American free enterprise and resource security......
The Energy Foundation is a pass through public charity utilized by the most powerful
EGA members to create the appearance of a more diversified base of support, to shield
them from accountability, and to leverage limited resources by hiring dedicated
energy/environment staff to handle strategic giving.
In addition to funding from its partners, the Energy Foundation is the largest recipient of
grants from the foreign-funded Sea Change Foundation; yet it appears the Energy Foundation
wants to hide donations from Sea Change, as it is not listed as one of the Energy Foundation’s
The report is here.
Energy Foundation (Overview):