During the 2012 campaign we learned the President of the US ate dog when he was growing up. Now we learn years later that he is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of birds each year and if he has his way that killing will accelerate.
Its not from hunting all of America saw that lame picture of Obama’s fake firing of a shot gun. This President is killing birds (and the economy) via his green energy subsidies.
“The plan I’m announcing today will help us double again our energy from wind and sun,”
As Brian Seasholes reminds us in a recent Forbes magazine piece, those giant wind turbines kill around 600,000 birds annually according to a recently
published scholarly article in the Wildlife Society Bulletin. But the
number is likely higher:
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The latest wind power plan is likely to cost taxpayers a lot money and cost a lot of birds their lives. Wind turbines have a significant impact on this nation’s birds, especially birds of prey and other large species. The American Bird Conservancy even thinks it’s possible the golden eagle will end up on the endangered species list because so many are being killed by wind turbines. In fact, the Obama administration is so fixated on wind power that it recently gave a California-based wind company an exemption from prosecution if a turbine kills a California condor, one of the rarest birds in the world, with only around 400 alive today. And the administration is hoping to grant a similar exemption to all wind farms along the 1,500-mile Texas to North Dakota migratory corridor for the whooping crane, another of the world’s rarest birds.
According to the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, if you shoot a Bald Eagle you can be subject to a maximum of two years in Jail and a $250,000 fine. However:
“What it boils down to is this: If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces [with a wind turbine], that is OK,” Tim Eicher, a former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service law enforcement agent, told the AP.
Obama’s plan is to double the number of turbines which means over 1.2 million dead birds, plus a bigger hole in your pocket. Plus he said:
“Your federal government will consume 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources within the next seven years,”
That means instead of hunting for the best price, we will be wasting money on purchasing the more expensive “green” energy (it’s called that because it costs more green).
Wind companies avoid paying fines that other energy companies would face if they killed birds; they avoid hefty legal fees that companies incur when prosecuted by the feds; and they are allowed to build wind farms in areas others would not be allowed into.
All this because of the progressive support for the global warming hoax/international redistribution of income.