Wind Farmers! Icons of the “liberal” Green Machine.
The powers that be like to cloak hateful anti-Trump rhetoric in the sanctimonious robes of environmental concerns.
They like to think that every alternative energy source they create has no impact on the environment.
Tell that to the bald eagles!
Fox News reports,
“While it’s been widely known that wind farms are hazardous to poor birds and bats who fly into the propellers, they still move on with increasing production.
The Obama administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that lets wind-energy companies operate high-speed turbines for up to 30 years – even if means killing or injuring thousands of federally protected bald and golden eagles.
Under the new rule, wind companies and other power providers will not face a penalty if they kill or injure up to 4,200 bald eagles, nearly four times the current limit. Deaths of the more rare golden eagles would be allowed without penalty so long as companies minimize losses by taking steps such as retrofitting power poles to reduce the risk of electrocution.”
And according to CNS News
“New 30-year permits that will be issued next month by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service …will quadruple the number of bald eagles that wind farms will collectively be allowed to kill per year and avoid prosecution under the 1940 Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.
Under the new $36,000 “incidental take permits”…the number of bald eagles that can be killed by permit holders will increase from 1,100 currently allowed under 2009 regulations to 4,200 when the Final Rule goes into effect on Jan. 17, 2017…”
But wait-don’t the “liberals” care about wildlife?
Will they tout this as a big W for their smooth talkin’ Obama and ignore his penned slaughter of this once endangered species? And why don’t they care about the sacred bird of the Native Americans?
It’s easy to jab them about their pattern of hypocrisy.
And it’s not that preserving the environment isn’t important, because we all know it’s essential. But they need to stop being so self righteous that we can’t all have a reasonable dialogue and find solutions.
It’s not mature or productive to simply vilify coal and oil while blindly embracing devious UN-driven “climate change” initiatives. Typically, the left snarls and snaps, name-calling questioners as “deniers.” But that just shuts down cooperative efforts to find solutions.
The snotty condescending attitude of “liberals” presumes that they’re the only ones who care about the environment. That all conservatives are the coal and oil lovin’ bad guys who could care less about nature or the future of their loved ones.
Speaking of hypocrisy…
Obama loves to wield his power pen “for” the environment in between his greedy fuel burning vacations. It’s estimated that Air Force One blows through $1,000 worth of fuel per hour.
A Daily Mail headline read, “Obama will burn more than 35,000 gallons of fuel on Earth Day, emitting 375 TONS of carbon dioxide.” It would be funny if it weren’t so not funny.
But leftist greenies choose to ignore some facts.
The production of solar panels has a negative environmental impact, including loss of habitat and land degradation. Many manufacturing plants are based in drought-challenged climates and tend to suck up much needed water for the cooling processes. There are also emissions to consider, including manufacturing, materials transportation, installation, maintenance, and decommissioning and dismantlement.
Although wind power seems to offer the cleanest energy source, it also has some impact. Aside from killing innocent birds and bats, there is environmental impact on humans. Some of this is visual or related to sound and vibration. Manufacturing poses other side effects such as materials production, materials transportation, on-site construction and assembly, operation and maintenance, and decommissioning and dismantlement.
Obama’s “concern” about the environment is driven by three selfish desires.
- Creating photo-ops for his “legacy”
- To push the climate-change agenda for his puppet masters at the UN.
- And finally, he’s Hell-bent on throwing whatever chaotic land mines he can to sabotage our incoming President.
It does’t matter to BHO that there’s a price to pay for Americans. Their jobs and energy independence and therefore, their protection has no value to him.
His disdain for and destruction of America is what those with open eyes recognize in him.
The tragic irony in signing off on this wind power bill is not lost. It’s at the expense of the bald eagle-the cherished symbol of America.