Posts tagged: Hawks

Beautiful Hawk Perches on Houston Freeway Camera

A beautiful hawk got its 15 minutes of fame on a Houston freeway camera Thursday morning. Houston TranStar’s camera on the South Loop at South Wayside recorded the perched bird looking around, possibly on the hunt. Click here to watch the video…

Saturday January 16th, 2016 in , , , , | Comments Off on Beautiful Hawk Perches on Houston Freeway Camera

Birds Die as Wind Turbine Replacement Lags

A battle that pits union jobs against the lives of thousands of birds is playing out in the scenic hills of the Altamont Pass, where a wind power company operates hundreds of turbines that environmentalists say are outdated and kill protected species. The Alameda County Board of Supervisors must decide Tuesday whether to give Altamont Winds Inc. […]

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Wind Power to Pay Millions for Killing Eagles and Other Protected Birds

A Portland, Oregon–based wind-farm company, the second to be sentenced to fines for killing hundreds of protected birds in Wyoming with its turbines, will pay $2.5 million in fines, restitution and community service. PacifiCorp subsidiary PacifiCorp Energy pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Wyoming on December 19 to violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty […]

Power Company’s Green Efforts Go Afowl

Last fall, the power company based in Charlotte, N.C., reached a $1 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. The government prosecuted Duke Energy over violations that occurred at two of the company’s wind farms located in Wyoming. The Obama administration has promoted renewable energy, including pollution-free wind power. Duke […]

The accepted killing and maiming of animals in the name of Green energy

Liberals love solar and wind energy as long as the solar panels, which need considerable acreage to install and plenty of sun year around, are installed on someone else’s property.  But no progressive would agree to have the ugly, unsightly, and noisy wind mills installed in their own back yards because they would be destroying […]

US Windfarms Kill 10-20 Times More Than Previously Thought

The Obama administration is issuing 30-year permits for “taking” (killing) bald and golden eagles. The great birds will be legally slaughtered “unintentionally” by lethal wind turbines installed in their breeding territories, and in “dispersion areas” where their young congregate (e.g. Altamont Pass). By chance (if you believe in coincidences), a timely government study claims wind […]

The dirty little secret on sage grouse

It’s no coincidence that sage grouse habitat also happens to intersect both the largest untapped coal deposits in the country as well as large parts of the Bakken oil field. It’s clear the primary motivation to focus on sage grouse for ESA listing is to provide yet another tool for special interest groups to block […]

Wind Energy Gets Away With Murder

So the Interior Department can be forgiven for never fining or prosecuting a wind-energy company that repeatedly kills eagles. And we taxpayers can be forgiven for subsidizing them to the tune of a billion dollars a year. According to an estimate published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin in March almost 600,000 birds are killed by […]