Windmills Are Chopping Up California's Golden Eagles

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    Posted by Dave Blount

    Wind turbines aren't much use for generating electricity, but they are good at chopping up eagles:

    California's attempts to switch to green energy have inadvertently put the survival of the state's golden eagles at risk.

    Scores of the protected birds have been dying each year after colliding with the blades of about 5,000 wind turbines.

    Now the drive for renewable power sources, such as wind and the sun, being promoted by President Obama and state Governor Jerry Brown has raised fears that the number of newborn golden eagles may not be able to keep pace with the number of turbine fatalities.

    Any constructive activity would be closed down immediately for threatening the eagle population. But since windmills exist solely to allow liberals to wallow in their sanctimonious idiocy, the blades will keep chopping away.

    The death count along the ridgelines of the Bay Area's Altamount Pass Wind Resource Area has averaged 67 a year for three decades. …

    Nationwide, about 440,000 birds are said to be accidentally killed at wind farms each year, as well as thousands more bats. With the government pushing for more wind energy farms, that statistic is likely to rise.

    Another recovering species, the California Condor, is also said to be at risk from the giant blades.

    Meanwhile, oil drilling in Texas is suppressed lest the sight of derricks somehow affect the lizards that overpopulate the area.
     
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    Yeah, but we can "feel good" about promoting "renewable energy". We're so smart!
     
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    You guys aren't up on Edward Demmings..are ya?

    Left to conservatives..human beings would still be living in caves.
     
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    Look how little faith these people have that they can be retrofitted to change this.

    Some only see problems and no solutions
     
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    Left without strawmen, liberoidals would still be limited to rocks, pointed sticks and monosyllabic grunts.
     
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    Well, it seems that only some can recognize giant Rube Goldbergs when we see them.

    So, will this fix for the fix be the fix that works, or are we going to need another fix to fix the fix for the fix, sometime down the road?
     
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    Which ever one creates more jobs and raises the price of wind energy.
     
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    I'd be more inclined to listen to posts like this, if I believed the poster was actually concerned about Golden Eagles rather than just making a political point. Isn't this coming from the same place as those who complain everytime some project is hampered by environmental concerns? The concern rings hollow, IMO.
     
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    see how little faith the right has in our American ingenuity?
     
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    This could open up an entirely new market for California and could help pay down their debt: Eagle Burgers!

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