Killing rare and endangered species is a crime and this industry has been lying about it for over 28 years. I despise the wind industry for slaughtering off the world's bird species. Species extinction is a crime.
I believe if the public (except Jason) were made aware of the extinction of species coming propeller style wind turbines and the mountain of bogus studies the industry has produced, they would want nothing to do with these turbines. I also believe the majority of people (except Jason) after hearing the truth would rather conserve energy and would be willing to pay more for other forms of electricity just to save species from these turbines.
The saddest part (except to Jason) in all of this is that this turbine design would have never been put into production if the industry did not lie about the mortality from their turbines in the first place. These same lies still continue to this day. Then knowing how terrible these turbines are for vulnerable species, this deceitful industry still falsely promotes and installs their deadly turbines into their very important wildlife habitats.
If you read the news from around the world I am not along in my feelings towards this industry. These thugs are not winning any popularity contests and the anger is building.
Hi Jason, The wind industry feels the way same as you do. They think they have the right to kill as many birds as they want of any species no matter how rare. But unlike you they prefer to keep it to themselves.
In my mind the people behind these turbines are no better than child molesters. I despise them for the destruction they bring to this planet while they wave their green flags and stuff their bank accounts.
I believe if the public were made aware of the inevitable extinction of species coming propeller style wind turbines and the mountain of bogus studies the industry has produced, they would want nothing to do with these turbines. I also believe the majority of people after hearing the truth would rather conserve energy and would be willing to pay more for other forms of electricity just to save species from these turbines.
Baldwin County, Goodhue County, Humboldt county CA, Marin County and other areas around the county are catching on to the character and fraud behind this very sinister industry. They want to save their eagles and other species and are running these guys out of town.
Unlike other forms of energy production, the mortality footprint from wind farms is unique in that it extends thousands of miles from each turbine. If nothing is done about these turbines many species will face extinction from the wind industry as they continue to transform wildlife habitats into death traps. The public has never heard a word about this from developers or the FWS.
Despite the two thumbs up from sell-out conservation groups, big or small this turbine style will always be a major killer. Smaller wind turbines under 50 kW have killed thousands of birds and bats at Altamont pass. The wind turbine that killed the extremely rare Needle-tailed Swift in Scotland was a small turbine. This bird had traveled thousands of miles only to be slaughtered by a "green energy" turbine. This tragic scenario plays out everyday, millions of times a year all over the world, but witnesses are rarely present. Fortunately it was witnessed by many or it would have gone unreported. Keep in mind that this terrible industry doesn't have to disclose any of this because they have FWS "Voluntary Regulations".
Every community that cares about their wildlife and the wind turbine related extinction that is coming to many species, should do whatever they can to stop the proliferation of these monsters. It is unfortunate, but the fight must take place at the community level because Washington and the FWS have been partners with this terrible industry all along.