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New rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths - USA

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APNewsBreak: New rule would permit thousands of eagle deaths


Posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 12:33 pm

Associated Press |

WASHINGTON (AP) — High-flying eagles and high-speed, power-generating wind turbines can be a deadly combination.

So the Obama administration is trying to balance federal protection of the birds and promotion of a pollution-free energy source that's intended to ease global warming.

A plan being announced Wednesday would let wind energy companies kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles a year before the companies would be required to take action or face a financial penalty. That's nearly four times the current limit for the eagles.

There's a separate approach for golden eagles — much less plentiful than bald eagles. Companies would have to take steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of killing the eagles by electrocution. If such steps are taken, companies would not face penalties for bird deaths.

http://www.greensboro.com/news/us_world_ap/apnewsbreak-new-rule-would-permit-thousands-of-eagle-deaths/article_9cabf1e0-a392-5380-b1c3-75a516bc6d8f.html



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  • We have a pair of nesting Bald Eagles just south of our property and they are absolutely majestic.  Obama's new law is like everything else he does, destructive and harmful.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    edited May 2016
    Indeed and it throws a new light on "green" energy.  Who would have thought windpower could endanger species and maybe even cause their extinction in areas where such turbines are erected.  Are there ways in which solar power could possibly harm either our health or that of wildlife that we haven't considered?  Consider that car headlights cause numerous animal deaths from dazzling the creatures.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • The arrogance of man to pass "laws" dictating the fate of other living things.
    People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.
    - Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  • And my wife often wonders about my misanthropic views.
    The arrogance of man to pass "laws" dictating the fate of other living things.

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

  • Mine as well.
    People in this world look at things mistakenly, and think that what they do not understand must be the void. This is not the true void. It is bewilderment.
    - Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
  • Matt_ADMIN_Matt_ADMIN_ Administrator
    I personally consider it a failure of design. If designed properly, green energy need not endanger any animals at all, or anyone at all. 
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    "...Say, 'GOD is sufficient for me.' In Him the trusters shall trust." (Quran 39:38)
  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    They could put wire frames around the turbines to stop birds getting sucked into the blades like they do with home fans.

    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

  • Or, they could put Obama on top of the generator housing, holding a long pole with a flag on it to shoo away any nearby eagles.

    (To keep him warm, they could dress him in a rabbit costume.)

    If the politicians treat people this poorly when they're armed to the teeth,

    just imagine what they'll be willing to do once they've disarmed everyone.

  • Rosie_MOD_Rosie_MOD_ Moderator
    Tazzweiss said
    (To keep him warm, they could dress him in a rabbit costume.)

    No sooner said than done  =)
    Image result for obama as bugs bunny



    "We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

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