Posts tagged: Obama administration

Obama’s regulation on wind turbines will kill up to 4200 bald eagles per company.

Bald and golden eagles may be legally killed or injured in the thousands by high-speed turbines (reaching speeds up to 170 miles per hour), under new regulations released Wednesday by the Obama administration. The rules, which affect individual wind-energy companies that plan to operate the technology for up to 30 years, allows up to 4,200 […]

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Bald Eagles Nesting

A bald eagle couple that has made the National Arboretum their home is nesting for a family this month. The eagles laid two eggs in the past week, and now you can watch as they await their eaglets thanks to two well-placed, live-streaming nest cams. Read more…

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Wind and Solar Facilities Killing Millions of Birds

The Institute of Energy Research reports on a study in the Wildlife Society Bulletin, showing every year 573,000 birds (including 83,000 raptors) and 888,000 bats are killed by wind turbines – 30 percent higher than the federal government estimated in 2009, due mainly to increasing wind power capacity across the nation. This is figure is likely […]

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Bill to Gut Bird Protection Laws

A bill that would seriously curtail the reach of two major federal bird protection laws has been introduced in the House of Representatives, and its sponsors clearly intend the measure as a boon to the renewable energy industry. The bill, H.R. 493, would require that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service grant permits of at […]

Renewable Energy Death Toll Impugns Green Claims

Renewable energy sources are killers, not so much green as red. Until recently, renewable energy sources—wind, solar, hydro, etc.—have gotten a pass on the environmental harms they cause. However, as the death toll mounts, the public has begun objecting to the deadly impacts of “green” energy sources. Hydroelectric dams, once the darlings of the green […]

Reducing Renewable Energy Threats to Wildlife

The Energy Department is spending millions of dollars to figure out how to protect wildlife from renewable energy technology, following reports of birds and bats injured or killed at solar and wind sites. Last week, the department announced it would give $1.1 million to the Biodiversity Research Institute of Gorham in Maine and First Wind […]

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Obama Looks the Other Way When Wind & Solar Power Kill Birds & Bats

Massive solar power plants and wind turbines are killing birds and bats in large numbers, but the Obama Administration is not disturbed. In Appalachia, the administration imposes strict standards on the amount of salt in streams below coal mines because it may (or may not) have an adverse effect on mayflies and other flies, but […]

Bye Bye Birdie

Two former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service investigators tell National Review Online that the federal government acted with a bias, giving renewable-energy companies a pass on unlawful bird deaths while rigorously prosecuting traditional energy companies for the same infractions. “If birds were electrocuted or in oil pits, we prosecuted those companies,” says Tim Eicher, a […]