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December 22, 2013

A lot of people were excited this year to have a pair of bald eagles nesting within Williamsport city limits, and most people know bald eagles have been nesting successfully in several parts of the......

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Dec-22-13 2:03 PM


You can search it yourself.

A single wind farm, run by Duke energy killed 14 golden eagles and 149 other protected birds in a single report.

Multiply that one by all the wind farms out there.

This is a bigger problem than most believe.

The new exemptions for wind farms is wrong on many levels and indicates how dangerous some green energy can be to our environment, even when compared to natural gas drilling and hydraulic fracturing....which has not killed any protected birds.

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Dec-22-13 12:20 PM

I wonder the same thing, Phil. What I also wonder about is why can't a bird, which supposedly has the keenest sense of sight in the animal kingdom, cannot see three, 120 foot long blades, spinning in a circle when I, a mere human with crappy eyesight that needs corrective lenses, can see the things from miles and miles away. Maybe it's just Darwin thinning the herd.

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Dec-22-13 10:37 AM

Has anyone seen an actual study on just how many eagles are killed by wind turbines? Is this a real problem or narrative?

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Dec-22-13 9:27 AM

Mr. Reeder, you are lying again.

The rules protecting eagles and other raptors applies to fossil fuels and has been enforced by this administration with fines....something they have not enforced against wind and solar companies.

Conservatives favor equal treatment under the law, not favoritism for one group over another.

But, I am not surprised a liberal believes in special treatment for one group over another since they are the home of the Ku Klux Klan and the creation of anti-black laws across the south.

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Dec-22-13 8:08 AM

Mr. Alters, suppose you are driving down the road and a robin flies across your path and.....splat! Suddenly, your car is surrounded by Federal ninjas. You are then informed that you just killed a federally -- in fact, internationally -- protected bird. You now face fines and perhaps even imprisonment. Sound fair to you? But you believe it's OK for those big bad utility companies, right? The word "hypocritical" comes to mind.

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Dec-22-13 7:43 AM

Let there be light? Can not happen with solar or wind. Alternative energy is for paying off cronies.

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Dec-22-13 6:45 AM

Conservatives therefore favor all the other industries especially fossil fuels which do more damage environmentally. They have no problem giving them favored status and large tax breaks.

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Dec-22-13 4:53 AM

The protection for the wind power industry is just another example of liberal favoritism for one group over another.

There is no "equal protection under the law" with President Obama.

Now, the law can be rewritten by executive fiat (even though Sen. Obama was a loud critic of executive power until he had it....hypocrite).

Conservative groups can be treated differently from liberal groups when applying to the IRS for political organizing.

Illegal aliens are allowed to break the law while actual citizens do not get a free pass.

Favored industries, like solar, get subsidies despite having a doomed business model, while coal is assaulted without congressional approval.

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