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Guilty plea in bird deaths
at wind farms a first

Associated Press, by Dina Cappiello

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Posted By:scottyboy, 11/23/2013 8:56:37 AM

WASHINGTON — A major U.S. power company has pleaded guilty to killing eagles and other birds at two Wyoming wind farms and agreed to pay $1 million as part of the first enforcement of environmental laws protecting birds against wind energy facilities. Until the settlement announced Friday with Duke Energy Corp. and its renewable energy arm, not a single wind energy company had been prosecuted for a death of an eagle or other protected bird — even though each death is a violation of federal law, unless a company has a federal permit. Not a single wind energy facility has

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/23/2013 9:12:04 AM     (No. 9626511)

It wouldn´t be so bad if they were a reliable source of electricity.

Modern, compact nuclear is the obvious answer and, therefore, will be ignored by the left.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: susieq1, 11/23/2013 9:13:51 AM     (No. 9626515)

Kill a bird pay a fine. Kill a baby hailed as your right. How we have fallen!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 11/23/2013 9:20:34 AM     (No. 9626522)

Scrap the wind farms! Build the Keystone pipeline! Increase coal mining!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: kate318, 11/23/2013 10:24:21 AM     (No. 9626610)

Utter and complete madness.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WestCoast, 11/23/2013 10:51:51 AM     (No. 9626636)

let me see if I have this straight - build non productive, exponentially overpriced wind farms at public expense, then have environmental groups that demanded the wind farms sue the owners of the farms and have the owners pay the government fine and the attorney fees using public/rate payer money. And, probably throw in a healthy (multi million $ grant to some environmental group who will then donate a few hundred thousand to a dem pac. Sounds about right to me.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 11/23/2013 11:01:28 AM     (No. 9626648)

Hey, why don´t you put a huge screen over the fan blades...that way their efficiency will be a -5.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: JustCause, 11/23/2013 11:22:01 AM     (No. 9626666)

Ultimately - They don´t care what the settlement is.

The fine and vig will be paid and the lawyers / politicians and so called, environmentalists will get their cut.

And the electric rates will go up for you and I.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: owl, 11/23/2013 11:58:36 AM     (No. 9626710)

All that elecricity produced in our state goes where ?. To the front range of Colorado. Yep, liberal consumers. # 1, you wouldn´t say that if you saw the scope and scale of those windmills. I might add, they´re killing thousands of Bats as well as birds.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/23/2013 12:34:45 PM     (No. 9626748)

This destruction of birds and bats has caused me much anguish. I cannot bear to think about it. The hypocricy of the Sierra Club, Peta, the environmentalists in general, is staggering. When a liberal kills thousands or millions of birds they are perfectly OK with it. Once, long ago, I was proud to belong to the Sierra Club. Liberals worm ther way into everything good, there is a power struggle, they always win, and everyon else leaves the organization. That was my first experience but not my last.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Megrits, 11/23/2013 12:46:25 PM     (No. 9626766)

Yesterday, our Marxist fraud president awarded Gloria Steinham for her relentless "efforts" in making sure as many humans as possible are killed in the womb. I´m supposed to feel good about people pleading "guilty" to killing a bird? I can´t tell you how relieved I am, s/o. Someone please, wake me when this is over, will ya?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/23/2013 6:10:10 PM     (No. 9627038)

I love seeing liberal causes eat each other alive. Awesome.

Question though. What about the poor little mammals that the eagles were getting ready to eat? Aren´t their lives just as important?

One eagle vs. 100s of smaller animals? Why is the eagle´s life more valuable? Think of the lives saved!

Yeah, if these animal-rights idiots want to talk crazy, I can talk crazier.

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