so they can operate, it's not all that damn green.
...Earlier this year, Minnesota regulators rejected the proposal by a
Pickens-owned firm, AWA Goodhue Wind, demanding the company provide more
research on the number of eagles and bats that fly though the region.
Acknowledging that its turbines would be lethal, Goodhue Wind has
applied for a federal permit, introduced by the Obama administration,
which would legally allow the facility to kill eagles. Meanwhile, the
project remains in limbo.
Missouri: For years, residents of northern
Missouri wondered why an Oregon-based energy company wanted to put a
wind farm with as many as 118 turbines — each one 350 feet high — right
next to the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. The 7,400-acre
sanctuary attracts millions of migratory birds every year, including
pelicans, wood ducks, trumpeter swans, sand hill cranes, blue herons,
and snow geese – just to name a few.
...Biologist John Rushin, who has conducted research at Squaw
Creek for 30 years, recently told the Kansas City Star: “If I
could look all over northern Missouri for the worst possible place to
put this thing, this would be it.” Facing a growing public backlash,
Portland-based Element Energy backed out of the $400 million project in
And so on. Glad to see people standing against the damn things instead of lining up and chanting 'Green Energy!'
Is Social Psychology Biased Against Republicans? Change that to -Republicans, Libertarians and Conservatives and you'd have the better lead.
And the answer is "Yes".
I've got some reading to do. Dad gave me a box containing a lot of True West and Real West magazines his dad had saved. And there's a lot in them; ever heard of the 25th U.S. Infantry Bicycle Corps? Set up 1896 at Fort Missoula, all volunteer black troops. Definitely a lot of reading material for winter.