NBC News reports that environmentalists are excited about the prospects of more wind farms like the one pictured below at Altamont Pass, California.
The Altamont Pass wind farm kills about one Golden Eagle every three days, and has killed more than 10% of the current Golden Eagle population in the western US.
The most recent survey of Golden Eagles across four large Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) in the West (80 percent of the species’ range in the lower 48 states is in these BCRs) provided an estimate of 20,722 Golden Eagles of all ages across the survey area.
Dr. Shawn Smallwood’s 2004 study, spanning four years, estimated that California’s Altamont Pass wind “farm” killed an average of 116 Golden Eagles annually (2). This adds up to 2,900 dead “goldies” since it was built 25 years ago.
Global warming insanity has completely destroyed the environmental movement, which is one of the main reasons I do this blog.