by Tony Elliott, The Cypress Times
Recently it has been found that wind turbines located in the Bay Area’s Altamont Pass Wind Resource Area in California have been responsible for killing about 67 Golden Eagles a year for the last three decades.
Field biologists are concerned because the turbines, which have been providing thousands of homes with emissions-free electricity since the 1980s, lie within a region of rolling grasslands and riparian canyons containing one of the highest densities of nesting golden eagles in the United States.They estimate that would take 167 pairs of local nesting golden eagles to produce enough young to compensate for their mortality rate related to wind energy production,” said field biologist Doug Bell, manager of East Bay Regional Park District’s wildlife program. They currently have only have 60 pairs.
Since all the wind turbines in the area are only supplying just about 1% of electricity to homes and businesses, it comes down to what is more important. Is protecting the survival of eagles more important than continuing the windmill fraud?
We shall see which is more important to the enviroclowns, the money or saving a species.