Exxon Fined $600K For Killing Birds

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    Birds killed by Exxon produce fines for Exxon. In one case, $600,000 for 85 birds. Birds killed by coal generated electical lines produce fines.

    Birds killed by the propeller fins of the wind turbines in California kill thousands of birds each year and not a single dollar of fines have been levied.

    Did these birds have it coming? Were they asking for it?

    What gives?
     
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    It's a proverbial drop in Exxon's subsidy lined profit. Nothing but a PR move to make it appear as if Exxon is actually subject to legitimate government oversight.
     
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    Could you please compare and contrast "subdidies" as they might exist for both Exxon and wind generation companies?

    Thanking you in advance, I remain sincerely yours...

    Mr. H.
     
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    I call bullshit. I live within 1/2 mile of a huge wind farm and ride my horse up there almost daily.I also run this circus with a personal turbine( Skystream). I have NEVER encountered a dead bird.
    I can assure you there is a shitload more bird traffic around here than anywhere in The Empire.
     
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    Non sequitur post is funny. :thup:
     
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    Case in point: In the Bay Area, when activists in the 1980s demanded a cleaner planet, the state responded with the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area. The state-approved wind farm, built with federal tax credits, kills 4,700 birds annually, including 1,300 raptors, among them 70 golden eagles, according to biological reports generated on behalf of the owners.



    Read more: Energy In America: Dead Birds Unintended Consequence Of Wind Power Development | FoxNews.com
     
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    Blowin' inna wind...
    :cool:
    Energy Secretary OKs $43 Million to Study Offshore Wind Power
    September 13, 2011 - – The Department of Energy is committing $43 million for research and development as part of what Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced calls “a coordinated federal strategy to put the nation’s wind power to work.”
     
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    More Crony Capitalism. Government picks and chooses winners and losers.
     
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    The canaries are dyin' in the mine folks...
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    1,942 Dead Birds Found In Nevada
    Oct. 7, 2011 | More than 1,900 birds dead from avian botulism near Stillwater
     
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    So, whoever owns that private lake should be held accountable.
     

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