License To Kill

Barack Obama bragged about how good he was at killing people with drones, and right before he left office also gave windfarms license to kill as many raptors as they want over the next 30 years.

U.S. to give 30-year wind farm permits; thousands of eagle deaths seen – Reuters

Everyone else goes to jail and gets huge fines.

Bald and Golden Eagle Act

The criminal penalty stipulation was increased from a maximum fine of $500 and six months imprisonment to a maximum fine of $5,000 and one year’s imprisonment. Furthermore, in the second case of second conviction, the penalty was increased to $10,000 fine and two years imprisonment. The maximum amount of a misdemeanor offense was increased $100,000 under the Criminal Fines and Improvement Act of 1987. In addition, $250,000 will be fined for an individual for a felony conviction. Respectively, $200,000 and $500,000 will be fined in case of an organization for a misdemeanor and felony conviction.[2]

Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act – Wikipedia

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11 Responses to License To Kill

  1. Disillusioned says:

    If the BGEPA protects the eagles from anyone or any business abusing or killing them, a permit to operate should not let them off the hook, just because they have a permit to operate. I assume coal and oil companies also have a permit to operate.

  2. paul courtney says:

    Enviros only want to help us, just as they help all species. Especially birds! They love birds! Why would we not want their help?

  3. nfw says:

    Come on everybody. Individuals don’t slip large brown envelopes filled with millions of dollars under the table for political campaigns or even personal use. Therefore individuals go to jail while “savers of the Earth” go free. Simple really.

  4. Toto's fan says:

    Hypocrisy is a beautiful thing.

  5. BobW in NC says:

    This article documents one more reason why commercial scale wind farms (wind turbines) should never be allowed to exist. The article highlights the destruction of raptors, but the wind turbine blades create a vacuum as they rotate and any flying animal (birds, bats) can not avoid them if it gets too close.

    Wind turbine farms are environmentally destructive, not to mention unreasonably costly and an undependable source of energy. They must have backup fossil fuel plants to provide power at times the wind doesn’t.

    Oh. One last point. Where they have been installed and depended on for power? The cost per kWh is three to four times what fossil fuel can provide (e.g., Germany, Denmark).

    Thanks for publishing, Tony.

  6. MrGrimnasty says:

    A decline in seabirds around the IoM lies suspiciously at the feet of all the windfarms in the Irish Sea.

    And this story from June 2013 still makes me laugh (not in a good way).

    “Dozens of birdwatchers who travelled to a Scottish island to see an extremely rare swift have been left distraught after it was killed by a wind turbine. Around 40 people were watching the White-throated Needletail, the world’s fastest flying bird, on the Isles of Harris when the tragedy happened.”

  7. GW Smith says:

    Wind farms are the classic , Quixotic, solution to a problem that doesn’t exist, except in the minds of … “Progressives.” Such a euphonious appellation W.C Fields would heartily drink to.

  8. Mr Sir says:

    And yet, the amount of bird killed by windmills is still lower than the number of bird killed by coal.

    • Gator says:

      I’ve never seen a bird shredded by a coal mine. In fact, the only confirmed fatalities would be canaries. Might you be quoting numbers generated from a “climate change” model? Hmmmm?

    • Matt says:

      The canaries in the coal mines huh?

    • MrGrimnasty says:

      Mr Sir, that would be a bare-faced lie. Oh I’m sure someone has made up some advocacy research, GIGO model no doubt, and managed to get it published. But it’s still a bare-faced lie.

      There are approx. 1000 Griffon Vultures on Crete, the ‘business case’ states that the predicted 80+ kills a year is acceptable. If fossil fuel power generation had killed them at that rate, they would be extinct already.

      In Tasmania virgin forest is being clear-cut for windmill power lines. 29 wedge-tailed eagles were recorded killed last year.

      I could go on….

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