Posted By LambChop
Did someone ever warn the British people that these moaning seagull slicers were going to be erected on some of the most sensational scenery that God ever called into being? – London Mayor Boris Johnson
The Obama administration continues to violate the liberal mantra by declaring war on animals. Despite his employment of animal rights extremist Cass Sunstein (who believes animals should be represented by attorneys in court) and his liberal followers, Obama has legalized the wholesale slaughter of horses and allowed an Indian tribe to kill protected bald eagles for use in their “rituals.”
Now Obama’s Department of Interior is allowing green energy wind companies to seek authorization to kill and harm bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without any penalty.
The new rule allows green energy companies to acquire a permit that allows them kill a certain amount of birds and provides legal protection for the companies. Of course, if a company violates the permit by exceeding the limit of birds killed or not bothering to try and mitigate the negative impact of the wind farms to the environment, the permit is designed to be nearly impossible to revoke. "We anticipate that implementing additional mitigation measures ... will reduce the likelihood of amendments to, or revocation of, the permit," the rule reads.
Wind power is overrated. The upfront capital costs, finding a place to put wind farms and the knowledge that the most energy we will EVER get from wind is about 5% of what we will use make wind as an energy source expensive and inefficient. The wind doesn't always blow and sometimes it blows too hard. Wind farms typically produce only about 1/3rd of their capacity.
Once again, the Obama administration chooses the liberal theology of worshipping at the altar “renewable green energy” over creating an intelligent energy policy. Instead they subsidize the remarkably inefficient source of wind energy that is killing our precious symbol of American freedom– the majestic bald eagle.