Wind farms doing more harm than good
"There is no evidence that DDT harmed eagles in any way, but we know windmills actually do harm the eagles -- and environmentalists are all bent out of shape about endangered species status of eagles," says Milloy. "Well, those big Cuisinarts in the sky -- they seem to be whacking a lot of eagles."
September 25, 2011
by Bill Bumpas
As the Obama administration advocates for more wind power, wind farms are coming under fire for causing damage to the habitat.
The Washington Post recently reported that the Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in California, one of the largest wind farms in the country, has killed an average of nearly 2,000 raptors annually, including more than 500 eagles, over four years. Some bird advocates worry that more eagles will die with the rise of more wind farms.
Steve Milloy with JunkScience.com says environmentalists pushed for the pesticide DDT to be banned to protect the bald eagle. He asks, however, who is... [continue via Web link]