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Obama Justice Department Proves It’s for the Birds December 1, 2013 8:00 AM | Tagged as bird kills, Bryce
WSJ November 28, 2013 A17, “Wind Power Is Brought to Justice” by Robert Bryce
A long overdue change of “prosecutorial discretion” by Prince Eric of Holder is a welcome surprise. Justice sued and got a guilty plea from Duke Energy. Duke admitted its wind farms in Wyoming have killed 14 golden eagles and 149 other birds protected by the 1918 Migratory Bird Act. This act make is a federal crime to kill any of some 1000 bird species. While hundreds of cases have been brought against a variety of energy companies over the decades, this is the first against a “green” power source. Duke will pay a $1 million fine.
It seems even the Holder Justice Department has found some semblance of a moral compass. Seven more cases of green bird kills have been referred to Justice. Heretofore, Justice has displayed a double standard, quickly prosecuting bird killers unless it was those engaged in an alleged acceptable bird killing, insert wind and solar.
Yepper, even solar is in trouble with us bird lovers. A recent TV journalist reported a new solar installation in California is frying birds attracted to its shining mirrors. 52 kills in just the last month.
Bryce also reports subsidies for wind are beginning to get much needed scrutiny. Texas is the largest user of wind power. The Texas citizens, who might be proud of creating such a green legacy, are awakening to the taxpayer cost of these green energy jobs, promised by King Barak The First. The taxpayer cost of each green job in Texas is a cool $1.75 million!
Is the love affair with anything green on the wane in the US? Europe is beginning to awaken. Only time will tell. There are plenty of birds left. What’s the rush?
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