Tag Archives: wind turbine bat and bird kills

The selective outrage of Greenpeace.

Jack Dini writes at the Hawaii Reporter:  “Greenpeace said the Syncrude (oil sands project killing ducks) trial exposed gaping holes in the regulatory process and highlighted insufficient enforcement and monitoring of oil sands operations.  However, Greenpeace has chosen to remain … Continue reading

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Allegheny Treasures reply to Mr. Austin Hall’s comments. Updated with correction!

Correction:  The commenter was incorrectly identified as Austin Hill.  My apologies to Mr. Hall as I remedy my error. I elected to reply to Mr. Austin Hall’s recent comments in the form of a post.  The points raised by Mr. … Continue reading

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The uncontrolled expansion of industrial wind and the resulting “cumulative impact” on birds.

The following email was sent to the US Fish and Wildlife Service for consideration at the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting to be held March 2 – 4, 2010.  The purpose was to express concern for the cumulative impact the uncontrolled … Continue reading

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The Windpower Industry’s “top ten” false and misleading claims … Number 3 – Windplants are harmless to wildlife.

FromStop Ill Wind: #3. Windplants are harmless to wildlife. Untrue! The second leading cause of bird mortality in the nation is collisions with tall structures, particularly at night under conditions of poor visibility, when neotropical songbirds migrate twice annually (house … Continue reading

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Beech Ridge industrial wind Court Injunction and Summary documents.

Courtesy of the Mountain Community for Responsible Energy: Judge Titus ruling: Summary: Related Post:  “Federal Judge halts Beech Ridge industrial wind project!“

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State of Maryland announces plan to reduce its carbon footprint from a size 10 1/2 to a size 10 1/2. What? UPDATE – COST

According to the AP, Governor Martin O’Malley announced that the state of Maryland “will sign 20-year purchase agreements with four wind and solar developers, demonstrating Maryland’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by 25 percent by 2020.” The Governor added, … Continue reading

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Note to Western Michigan Sierra Club – wind turbines won’t replace coal fired plants … and, oh yeah! … about those two eagles.

Seldom has a day gone by without an article about battle lines formed to debate the pros and cons of wind energy. The argument against industrial wind is almost guaranteed to include view-shed, property value, health effects caused by low … Continue reading

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Birds and bats hope to find three wise men in Bethlehem – (Bethlehem, PA, that is!)

From istockanalyst.com:  “Authority weighs wind farm plan: Conservationists laud the idea, but turbines could harm birds, bats, some wildlife experts fear.” Same argument, different town – how much is our heritage/view-shed/environment/wildlife/community worth? Seems, In the Pocono Mountains, there is a … Continue reading

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