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White House Sanctions Windmill Eagle Deaths

‘Green power’ outfits to get 30-year immunity from prosecution

December 7, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday it will allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three......

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Dec-10-13 1:27 PM


I asked you to share your sources of information. I'm not interested in your opinion.

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Dec-10-13 9:33 AM

No view, who the*****mentioned DDT. You starting to sound like Do Do. Not good!!!!!!

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Dec-09-13 7:22 PM

Minivan has erectal dysfunction again.

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Dec-09-13 4:30 PM

Oldmanvan - apparently you have not been keeping up with the eagle population studies.

DDT was banned in the late 60's - early 70s due to poorly documented belief that ingestion of the chemical by eagles caused them to lay soft-shelled eggs which broke prematurely, decimating the eagle population.

Various monitoring and relocation projects reversed the decline and now the recovery of eagle populations has been heralded by scientists as one of the great ecological successes, and eagles have been removed from the endangered species list was tooted by scientists for several years now.

Federal laws that protect nesting areas and eagle habitat, combined with the visibility of potential violations would led the thinking person to realize that strip mining, oil drilling, and any other human activity which might affect eagle habitat would be strictly monitored, with enforcement of the Federal Protection Laws.

That is, unless you what to build a windmill wit government money.

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Dec-09-13 4:05 PM

Budman, thousands, to the point of near extinction

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Dec-09-13 3:14 PM

Obama's on the job training continues. If this were a union job the probation period would be over and the proby would have been fired.

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Dec-09-13 1:34 PM

Google "Wind Turbine FIRES" and look at the pictures of these pieces of CRAP on fire!!!

They ALL have a basic design flaw, trying to support TOO MUCH WEIGHT of the blades with a transmission that can't handle the load.

The bearings break and seize up, friction causes the fires.


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Dec-09-13 11:24 AM

In a related story in this paper, windmill operators have agreed to restrict operation during the most active Indiana Bat periods.

So now windmill operations are not limited to when the wind blows but instead to when bats don't fly.

The question for the day: Virginia, what does that do to the overall efficiency and cost payback period for each windmill?

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Dec-09-13 11:15 AM

Last week we heard that the replacement cost of a deer in WV is upwards of $200.

A couple of weeks before that the WVDNR was contemplating the fine for killing approximately 40 minnows, crayfish and fish when drilling mud spilled into a creek and was dammed off and dewatered.

DDT, which had protected millions from mosquito borne diseases, was banned because preliminary research blamed it for soft-shelled eagle eggs.

Lead shot is banned for migratory waterfowl hunting because the birds may digest some shot with the submersed plant life that they eat.

Contractors are restricted from working on a highway project at least a mile away from an eagle nest because the noise may disturb the nesting habit of the birds.

Windmills that cannot produce enough power to be constructed without government subsidies are found to be killing eagles and are given a pass.

Yes Virginia, there is something wrong with this picture.

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Dec-08-13 7:45 PM


"How many Eagles have been killed and robbed of their habitat by oil fields and strip mines and coal fired power plants?"

Share your statistics with us please.

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Dec-08-13 4:24 PM

Minvan, how many Eagles collide with a coal mine or an oil field and die?


Does the NR pay you to be the comic relief here? Or are you THAT FRIGGEN DUMB???

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Dec-08-13 10:53 AM

Cherokee, "you and him should..."? You have the nerve to call someone stupid?

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Dec-08-13 10:24 AM

Recycling another phony story. these righties are hurting for anti Obama propaganda. How many Eagles have been killed and robbed of their habitat by oil fields and strip mines and coal fired power plants? How many of those Eagle killers have been held accountable? DUH, would that be none?

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Dec-07-13 10:36 PM

@Goosedroppings: The only thing that fits your agenda is stupidity. Obozo won't enforce the law for killing our national bird, nor will he stop abortions as he is all for it. Your ignorance really shows in all ways. You and him both should quietly leave our country. You must be proud of your president, to me you and him are both sorry losers.

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Dec-07-13 8:31 PM

"The 1972 amendments increased civil penalties for violating provisions of the Act to a maximum fine of $5,000 or one year imprisonment with $10,000 or not more than two years in prison for a second conviction. Felony convictions carry a maximum fine of $250,000 or two years of imprisonment. The fine doubles for an organization. Rewards are provided for information leading to arrest and conviction for violation of the Act."

So the US King can just choose to not enforce a law that has been on the books since 1940....

Rockhead, would follow the King over the cliff......

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Dec-07-13 8:29 PM

"The bald eagle will continue to be protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act even though it has been delisted under the Endangered Species Act. This law, originally passed in 1940, provides for the protection of the bald eagle and the golden eagle (as amended in 1962) by prohibiting the take, possession, sale, purchase, barter, offer to sell, purchase or barter, transport, export or import, of any bald or golden eagle, alive or dead, including any part, nest, or egg, unless allowed by permit Bald Eagle sitting in tree (16 U.S.C. 668(a); 50 CFR 22). "Take" includes pursue, shoot, shoot at, poison, wound, kill, capture, trap, collect, molest or disturb (16 U.S.C. 668c; 50 CFR 22.3)."

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Dec-07-13 8:10 PM

rockhead, Next time try the whole quote! "Bald eagles were removed from the endangered species list in 2007 but are still protected under two federal laws."

As I have worked in the Midwest I find it interesting that the wind turbines are not producing electric when the temperature is 85 degrees or higher! Guess when the peak time of year for electric use is?

Rockhead, My peeps are proud to be from them there hills! LOL

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Dec-07-13 6:48 PM

If 100% of these crappy excuses for a power generator were shut down tomorrow, the effect would be _________?

{ . . . . .crickets . . . . . . . .}

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Dec-07-13 5:44 PM

Wind turbines can NEVER produce enough power to pay for their expensive initial costs, maintenance, and loss of valuable realestate they occupy

This is why nobody in the private sector is investing in them

And of course whenever something is a money LOSER, this corrupt government is always too willing to take OUR hard earned money and pay back bribes to "green energy" companies with it!

For 3 megawatt wind turbines, it would take more than 333,000 wind turbines = (1,000,000 megawatts / 3 megawatts per turbine) operating at their peak output power to produce 1 million megawatts of power.

To put this in perspective, last year the Mitchell power plant produced TEN million megawatt hours of electricity all by itself!!

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Dec-07-13 5:19 PM

From the final paragraph, the Federal Gov. did not do a study as required by law! What does the law and this administration have in common.............absolutely nothing! Actually I don't have a big problem with Green Energy, but problems like this are going to happen. What I don't want to see is next month the EPA hold up a project that prevents hundreds from working, costing millions or more to the economy so save some amoeba or planaria.

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Dec-07-13 4:55 PM

hmmmmmmmmmmmm...found the same article and it had this sentence in it "Gunshots, electrocutions and poisonings almost certainly kill more bald and golden eagles than wind farms."

Seems the NR article left out that sentence.

I suppose all the KochKlowns will now start railing against guns, poison and electricity?

Of course not, its not about the bald eagles, it is about that hate for the black man in the White House.

Good job NR, tailoring the press to keep the hair on fire crowd hating.

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Dec-07-13 4:12 PM

Current eagle feather law stipulates that only individuals of certifiable Native American ancestry enrolled in a federally recognized tribe are legally authorized to obtain or possess Bald or Golden Eagle feathers for religious or spiritual use.

The constitutionality of these laws has been questioned by Native American groups on the basis that it violates the First Amendment by affecting ability to practice their religion freely."

So THERE is our Fu****up government in action. If you are a WHITE GUY and you even POSSESS a Bald Eagle feather, it is against the law and you can be prosecuted.

But if you are a wind turbine operator, you can KILL the friggen bird and convert it into a BLOODY pile of feathers and THAT is OK???????

Liberals have Shiite for brains!

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Dec-07-13 3:51 PM

Blockehead we all KNOW if non-crony company did this to Bald Eagles, they would be in court faster than you can say Defective Website and Opie would be wagging his finger in public while Blockheads decry the disgrace to the symbol of America.

Rocksheep is way more predictable than the weather in 26003. Find any commie pinko socialist green pie in the sky cause and he jumps on like a fly on s***.

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Dec-07-13 2:38 PM to 'Tu Quoque"???....criticism is you, so stick to the thread where you invoked the words Pearl Harbor and leave this one centered upon the AMERICAN bald Eagle picture...and Ogden's contorted twist depicting our Muslim, anti-American, socialist commander's slaughter of the national bird.

...better yet....go play laser tag wiff in' your hyper Bichon Frise...outdooors preferably

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Dec-07-13 2:06 PM

"Bald eagles were removed from the endangered species list in 2007" and then" continuing to kill Eagles is OK! Interesting philosophy! LOL"

dying...why would you even repetitively come here?....think that your limited brain function must consist of some major mover/shaker attributes 'cause its an Appalachia rag?

Go enjoy a walk in the woods....'fore your ilk Stihl's it into oblivion..

n' wraifferbait.."a massive waste of my time"....if I was a' living in the 90's and a' using LOL...this would be the point in time in which that insertion would become go wiki this, mowfo!

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