December 10th 2012; somewhere in Haldimand Norfolk.
Ok so I like reading weird and depressing articles; it is something to do while under construction siege from a wind developer. Recently read an article titled ``Views vary on environmental effects; by Dave Sutor December 9th 2012 ; published in the Tribune-Democrat“ in the article I noted the statistics for bird and bat kills.
“Operators of Pennsylvania’s wind farms voluntarily collect the data and submit it to the state game commission for review. In a March 2011 report, the commission determined an average of 24.6 bats and 3.9 birds were found dead next to every turbine per year between 2007 and 2009 “ (my emphasis)
And further in this paragraph….
“It’s no surprise that wind power is good for our environment; we’ve known that for years,” said PennEnvironment clean water advocate Erika Staaf. “But our report, for the first time, quantifies the full environmental impact and other environmental and health benefits that Pennsylvanians get from wind power.”
So I went and looked up the report referenced.. sigh. Nice graphics (always have been taught to find something nice to say) …. Ok now that I have been re-educated; I will move onto the trolling of finding new articles and reports to read. Everyone avert their eyes to the mounds of dead bats and birds being collected. They are an acceptable consequence and an infinite resource. Let us celebrate their demise and loss of natural habitats. They came to a glorious end for the greater good.
Please be sure to explain this to the bats and especially include the Eagles located next to the turbines in the Summerhaven NextEra project in Haldimand Norfolk; http://haldimandwindconcerns.com/?p=1850
Their sacrifice will not be in vain. Oh such great comfort to the people being surrounded by an industrial installation. It sends chills down my spine.
Linda J Rogers
Somewhere in Haldimand-Norfolk ON Canada
(200+ industrial wind turbines and counting)