BigWind will “educate” BirdBrains? Nope

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I will apologize now, because there is nothing funny about this topic; however, there is something very funny about this Sierra Club quote below, “We are finding out that wind turbines are not as harmful to birds because they become educated” ?!? The birds? They become educated? No, they become DEAD.  Turbines are catastrophic for a multitude of birds and bats. These blenders in the sky, do not educate the birds, that fly amongst them. They slice and dice them. Some are killed instantly and others suffer a slow,painful death from slices that come from blades flying at over 200 mph….knives in the sky leave large, gaping wounds.

Aside from the above, obvious facts, this Sierra Club representative spoke as though these wind turbines would reduce our need for fossil fuels. If you have been a follower of our blog, for very long, you know the truth.  BigWind INCREASES our dependence on fossil fuels because they are ALWAYS backed up by coal or natural gas.  Fossil fuel plants MUST always run, in the background, ready in any split second, to make up the difference in the electricity being produced, to make sure it matches our needs…when the wind slows or doesn’t blow at all.  This actually Increases the emissions of these plants because they are slowing down and ramping up (like speeding up/braking your car). Need more info? Read our home page….

…“We’re upset that some people want to take a perfectly good lake (Erie) and destroy it by erecting 50 400-foot high industrial wind turbines from Lackawanna to Dunkirk in the water,” said Capt. Jim Hanley of Angola. “It would negatively impact a lot of the great fishing areas. This project is unprecedented in freshwater. There are too many unknowns. For example, we don’t know what effect ice will have on these structures during a severe winter in the lake.”

“When it comes to birds, these turbines will be in the middle of a huge migration path for a wide variety of bird species,” he said. “Just a few miles away is the Niagara River Corridor, internationally recognized as an Important Bird Area. It attracts 19 species of gulls from around the world. How will it affect the bald eagles that are starting to repopulate along the lakeshore? Has anyone answered these questions?”…

 

“Studies have shown what infrasound does to fish and other life, but, unlike the oceans, which are vast, Lake Erie is only 227 miles long, and 12 miles wide at Sturgeon Point, where the intended siting would be – no spatial avoidance opportunity, and too small for random factors to come together to create the same spawning grounds as those found here.”…

There is support for offshore wind projects, in general, should they come to fruition. Ellen Banks with the Sierra Club Niagara Group, part of the Atlantic Chapter, pointed out the benefits of wind energy in the overall scheme of things. She noted that the group wouldn’t endorse anything like this until the environmental studies have been completed through U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Environmental Conservation.

“We are finding out that wind turbines are not as harmful to birds because they become educated,” said Banks. “The bases of the turbines are prefabricated and do not harm the environment. In other areas like Block Island in Rhode Island, the bases created nursery habitat for the fish.”…

“We are fighting for the Great Lakes. We do not want to see any harm come to them. However, we must come up with a compromise to alleviate our dependence on fossil fuels.”…

“Jeopardizing the life in the lake, which helps keep the waters of life – our fresh water – healthy for us to drink and water crops with, to realize nothing in the form of usable electrical energy, is the very definition of folly,” said Davenport….

A group called Citizens Against Wind Turbines in Lake Erie has been formed and a Facebook page created to keep people apprised on what’s happening. So far, nearly 1,800 people have shown support on the social media site and thousands have signed a petition to keep wind turbines off the lake.

Link to Buffalo News