A majestic American eagle dies a horrific death in NW Ohio. This bird represents our history as an independent country. Eagles are unique to North America. They are strong, majestic, bold, and faithful. They are a symbol of strength and determination. They are survivors, until faced with a foreign invader, aka BigWind. These monstrosities represent the antithesis of American values. They make us MORE dependent on fossil fuels. They will not survive without subsidization through our hard-earned tax dollars. And, will BigWind face punishment for these acts? Will they be forced to change? No, they will get a slap on the wrist. When will we vote people into Congress that represent American values again? When was the last time YOU did something to help???….
BOWLING GREEN, OH — As they labored trying to start a broken down truck near the north end of the Wood County Landfill, Ken Vollmar, superintendent of the facility, and one of his employees felt the bite of the winter chill. Their cold hands had their attention as one of the four wind turbines located at the site spun nearby.
But then they heard a loud thump and turned to witness a large bird tumbling to the frozen ground. What they soon learned was the severed wing of the bird floated in its slower descent and landed about 50 feet away.
“We looked around as soon as we heard the turbine hit something, but at first we couldn’t tell exactly what it was,” Mr. Vollmar said. He immediately called his superiors downtown and then reported the incident to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
Reid Van Cleve, a veteran officer with the Division of Wildlife assigned to Ottawa County, who was also covering Wood County that January day, responded to the site in about an hour. The report he filed on the kill indicated the dead bird was an adult bald eagle, a species safeguarded under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
“The wing was ripped off,” Officer Van Cleve said last week. “It was definitely a turbine strike.”….