brown pelicans

  • Death by renewables

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    Existing wind turbine technology may provide intermittent electric power that, with huge subsidies, can be “competitive” in price with coal and oil – but the turbines chop up bald and golden eagles and other endangered bird species like Cuisinarts. Solar arrays can confuse migratory water birds, including the brown pelican, into thinking they are flying into a water body but instead have their feathers fried or their heads damaged. Meanwhile, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has just authorized a 30-year take permit to protect wind farms from liability under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. In a world where the President “pardons” the Thanksgiving turkey (though we doubt he eats tofurkey!), this is borderline schizophrenia.