March 25, 2017

Good Riddance (and don’t let the door hit you in the…)

by James Beers Two years ago I wasted quite a bit of time opposing the Minnesota DNR decree to impose a ban on using any lead ammunition on State Wildlife Areas.  During this thorough waste of time (it was a simple government decree in a decree-friendly state based on nonsense with no possibility of any […]

Eagle Permits; Revisions to Regulations for Eagle Incidental Take and Take of Eagle Nests; Final Rule

Executive Summary The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is finalizing revisions to permit regulations for nonpurposeful (incidental) take of eagles and take of eagle nests in part 22 of title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The revisions are intended to create a permitting framework that we can implement more efficiently and thus encourage […]

Wish to Be a Lynx Rather Than an Eagle

Actually, animals don’t matter when it comes to politics and profits. But don’t go look! Which reminds of the story of Barack “Walking Eagle” Obama, at a press conference, attempting, in his mumbling, stumbling, knuckle-dragging way, to speak about the need to protect the spotted owl. He told of the time he once ate a […]

Government-Allowed Killing of Eagles With Windmills

If you follow this link, you can read where the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has crafted a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the construction of up to 500 windmills as part of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project. The DEIS is for the allowance of how many golden and bald eagles […]

Bald and Golden Eagles Victorious: Court Invalidates 30-Year “Eagle Take” Rule 

(Washington, D.C., August 12, 2015) The U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, in San Jose has ruled that the Department of the Interior violated federal laws when it created a final regulation allowing wind energy and other companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill protected Bald and Golden Eagles without prosecution by the federal government. […]

Green Fail: windfarms contaminate the water supply?

So we’ve gone from wind farms chopping up birds to poisoning the water supply. They’re not economically viable without public subsidy, they never meet their promised power generation or reliability, but, hey, they do give you diarrhea. And maybe kill your unborn child. All to fight catastrophic man-caused global warming, a problem that does not exist. […]

Which Kills More Birds: Oil Spills or Solar Plants and Windmills?

Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar, are supposedly more friendly to wildlife than oil. But that’s not necessarily true. Source: Which Kills More Birds: Oil Spills or Solar Plants and Windmills? – Investors.com

Maine Supreme Court Arguments Over Windmills

Information provided by a member of the Partnership for the Preservation of the Downeast Lakes: Dear PPDLW member, Today the Maine Supreme Court heard oral arguments from Juliet Browne (for Champlain Wind) and Peggy Bensinger (Asst AG representing BEP/DEP). Neither PPDLW now Conservation Law Foundation were allowed to address the Court and neither of us […]

When Government Regulates Government, People Lose and Eagles Die

Oh, my! Where to begin? I’ve been keeping a bit of an eye on this issue of the turning blades of wind turbines killing birds of all kind, including bald and golden eagles. Recently I posted some information about President Obama (his Fish and Wildlife Service) issuing a 30-year Incidental Take Permit, that would allow […]

Bats Being Slaughtered by Wind Mills – Audubon Studying Why Bat Numbers Declining

Only in America!? Or, is it all about the money? According to an article found on Breitbart, as many as nearly 1 million bats are being killed by windmills each year in the United States; along with countless other species. In Maine, Audubon is spending time and money trying to figure out why bat populations […]