Big Wind wants to minimize the consequences of knocking birds out of the sky. Big Green wants to use birds to knock Big Wind out of business. The “clean energy”-loving Obama is caught in the middle.
The Fish & Wildlife Service is taking public comment on proposed guidelines for the siting of wind farms. The American Bird Bird conservancy and American Wind Energy Association have offered comments.
The AWEA wants only voluntary guidelines and a pass at bird-killing until the number of dead birds is “significant.” The ABC says the FWS guidelines with legalize the killing of eagles.
Looking ahead to its defeat of Big Wind, the ABC is also concerned about the removal of wind turbine foundations which, if said removal isn’t deep enough, may impede the root systems of prairie grasses. The ABC is also concerned about the wind industry’s interference with collecting bird carcasses from wind farms.
It’s all very interesting reading, especially between the lines. Check out the:
It will not doubt be entertaining to watch these three struggle with the unresolvable reality that:
Wind power = Many, many dead birds