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Windmills stopped at night after bat death

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by mrskeet410, Oct 18, 2011.

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  1. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    I kid you not.

    "LILLY, Pa. — Thirty-five windmills at a western Pennsylvania wind farm have been silenced at night since a bat that belongs to an endangered species was found dead under one of the turbines...."

    Rest of article at link. Long addy, cut-and-paste

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view/20111018windmills_stopped_at_night_after_bat_death/srvc=home%26position=recent
     
  2. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    LILLY, Pa. — Thirty-five windmills at a western Pennsylvania wind farm have been silenced at night since a bat that belongs to an endangered species was found dead under one of the turbines.


    The Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown is reporting the farm shut down the windmills overnight after the Indiana bat was found Sept. 26.


    The farm in question was built by Gamesa Energy USA and covers parts of Portage, Washington, and Cresson Townships in Cambria County, and part of Blair County, about 60 miles east of Pittsburgh.


    A spokesman for Duke Energy, which now owns the wind farm, says it has a cooperative monitoring agreement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine whether bats are being harmed by the windmills.


    The windmills will likely resume nighttime operation about Nov. 15, when the bats will hibernate until spring.
     
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    Someone needs a shovel instead of of phone
     
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    This may very well be an isolated incident and could never happen again . Might have been a sick bat also . These turbine blades don`t turn fast to knock a bat out of the sky .
     
  5. Russ-in-Pa

    Russ-in-Pa Well-Known Member

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    I have seen this wind farm. It stretches several miles along the ridges. I don't see how a bat could be hit by a turbine blade. Bats are very agile, and should be able to fly aound the blades.
     
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    Bet the nighthawk that killed that bat is proud of what he accomplished.

    HM
     
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    Windmills Are Chopping Up California's Golden Eagles


    Posted by Dave Blount at June 7, 2011 7:36 AM


    Wind turbines aren't much use for generating electricity, but they are good at chopping up eagles:



    California's attempts to switch to green energy have inadvertently put the survival of the state's golden eagles at risk.


    Scores of the protected birds have been dying each year after colliding with the blades of about 5,000 wind turbines.


    Now the drive for renewable power sources, such as wind and the sun, being promoted by President Obama and state Governor Jerry Brown has raised fears that the number of newborn golden eagles may not be able to keep pace with the number of turbine fatalities.


    Any constructive activity would be closed down immediately for threatening the eagle population. But since windmills exist solely to allow liberals to wallow in their sanctimonious idiocy, the blades will keep chopping away.


    The death count along the ridgelines of the Bay Area's Altamount Pass Wind Resource Area has averaged 67 a year for three decades. …


    Nationwide, about 440,000 birds are said to be accidentally killed at wind farms each year, as well as thousands more bats. With the government pushing for more wind energy farms, that statistic is likely to rise.


    Another recovering species, the California Condor, is also said to be at risk from the giant blades.

    Meanwhile, oil drilling in Texas is suppressed lest the sight of derricks somehow affect the lizards that overpopulate the area.
     
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