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The World Council for Nature opposes the erection of wind turbines in the Great Lakes,

Wind turbines in the Great Lakes will also cause millions of migrating birds to die


By —— Bio and Archives--March 22, 2017

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Dear Sir or Madam,

The World Council for Nature opposes the erection of wind turbines in the Great Lakes, in view of the predictable contamination of their waters by oil leaks, oil spills and cleaning detergents from these machines and their maintenance crews and vessels. Upon request, we will provide you with documented evidence of pollution caused by wind turbines.

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Wind turbines in the Great Lakes will also cause millions of migrating birds to die, many of them endangered, as per our open letter of 2016 “Don’t Trash The Great Lakes” published in the Daily Caller and other media.

We reiterate our strong opposition to wind turbines, which cost billions of dollars in tax breaks while providing zero benefits to society (in view of their unpredictable intermittency). Jobs created are more than offset by jobs lost in other sectors.

Don’t Trash the Great Lakes

Dear Sir,

The World Council for Nature (WCFN) learned with consternation the revival of the plan to erect wind turbines in the Great Lakes, in this case western Lake Erie, one of the world’s busiest migration hotspot for water birds, songbirds, and raptors including iconic eagles. The name of the project, “Icebreaker”, announces to wind developers everywhere that, if approved, the Great Lakes will be open to their greed, as is the rest of the country.

The massacre of 2,900 golden eagles and over 250,000 other birds by the wind turbines of Altamont Pass has taught you nothing, obviously. Why care about the Great Lakes, the quality of their waters, and the millions of birds crossing them twice a year in their migrations when the media at large has given carte blanche to the wind industry? If it’s not in the press, Washington couldn’t be bothered, right?

In the rolling hills of Altamont, new wind turbines will replace the old ones and continue hacking raptors to death for another 25 years. A “study” was done predicting that the bigger turbines will kill only half as many eagles, and this was deemed satisfactory by the US Fish and Wildlife Service, under Washington’s orders. What the study didn’t say is that if “only” 1,500 golden eagles will be killed it’s because their numbers across the Western United States has dwindled since the onslaught of “green” policies.

 


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Mark Duchamp, is a Freelance Writer and President, Save the Eagles International and Chairman, World Council for Nature.


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