Category Archives: Eagles

Allegheny Highlands Alliance comments on new Eagle “take” permits.

(Photo Courtesy of Larry Thomas – Pendelton County, WV) Environmental groups and the Senate GOP’s top environmental lawmaker are irate over a revised Interior Department  rule, set to take effect in January, 2014.  The modification will allow the Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

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“DARN … if we could only place more wind turbines!”

From the University of South Denmark:  “Maybe the collapse (of the universe) has already started somewhere in the universe and right now it is eating its way into the rest of the universe. Maybe a collapsed is starting right now … Continue reading

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American Bird Conservancy sues Federal Agencies over access to industrial wind correspondence.

Notes from the Media Release: In a lawsuit filed today (June 26, 2012) in Washington D.C. District Court American Bird Conservancy has accused the federal government of suppressing information about wind energy projects and their potential negative impact on America’s … Continue reading

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Wind business ethics: “A wind farm owner once told me that if there were no witnesses, it would be impossible to prove a bird had been killed by a wind turbine blade.”

An article at the UK Mail notes this statement by field biologist Doug Bell, manager of East Bay Regional Park District’s wildlife program:  “it would take 167 pairs of local nesting golden eagles to produce enough young to compensate for their … Continue reading

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Enjoy the Wildlife Center of Virginia Eagle Cam

Thanks to Frank O’Hara for pointing us to this superb online Eagle Cam. According to the site, “the three bald eagles from Norfolk Botanical Garden were relocated to the Wildlife Center of Virginia on April 27 after their mother was … Continue reading

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Recipe for disaster: a Bald Eagle, wind turbines and an incredibly incurious press.

Whenever I’m away for a bit, I often find it difficult choosing a topic to help me get back into the swing of things.  This time however, thanks to the sharp eye and superb photography of Ms. Jamie Riggleman, the … Continue reading

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Eagle – Schmeagle! … “by the time problems are unveiled in post-construction monitoring, they’ve sold the facility.”

Thanks to Rick Webb of VA Wind for pointing us to a posting at North American Windpower:  “FWS Official To Wind Developers: Our Door Is Always Open” The title of the article might be a bit misleading if you read … Continue reading

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Wayne Wegner: “Is the jury still out on the issue of eagles versus 180mph, spinning turbine blades?” Will the odds improve at Eagle Rock, Maryland?

With the ridiculous plan to site 28 industrial wind turbines at a site in Garrett County Maryland near Eagle Rock, it is worth hearing from an expert in the field. Recently posted at the Simcoe (Canada) Reformer:  Bald Eagles vs … Continue reading

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Hey … how about if we plop 28 giant wind turbines up near Eagle Rock! What could possibly go wrong?

No, I didn’t say Fraggle Rock … although industrial wind as a legitimate energy source is on a level with a Muppet fantasy.  But no, Eagle Rock is another target in the continuing assault on the Allegheny Mountains.  Constellation Energy … Continue reading

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“Particularly disturbing is the extent to which the disaster has been downplayed by … the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Britain and the Audubon Society in the US”

From the Christopher Booker – London Telegraph – Wind turbines: ‘Eco-friendly’ – but not to eagles (A red kite killed by colliding with a turbine in Spain, where up to a million birds a year may be dying in this way) … Continue reading

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