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Why are greens so keen to destroy the world’s wildlife?

This pursuit of the dream of “carbon-free energy” is creating an ecological catastrophe Christopher Booker — The Telegraph — July 4, 2015 Last week’s scenes of green campaigners exulting at the decision by 10 Lancashire county councillors to reject an application to erect a drilling rig for fracking near Preston – on the grounds that […]

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Renewable Energy Versus Wildlife Conservation

Energy Trends Insider — October 9, 2014 The argument goes something like this: Real environmentalist: “We should not allow the destruction of orangutan habitat for palm oil biodiesel!” Apologist: “In fact by displacing fossil fuels, palm oil biodiesel is helping orangutans, as well as everything else that is alive on the planet! Orangutans are at […]

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Robert Bryce Testimony for a U.S. Senate Committee Hearing: Killing Wildlife in the name of saving the planet

(Editor’s note: This is a long read but well worth the time!   Thanks to M. K. Barton for the find.  — DQ) Written Remarks for a Hearing of the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works, Dirksen Senate Office Building, February 25, 2014.  Good afternoon. The focus of this hearing is on the […]

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Death Data: Why Tracking Dead Wildlife at Renewable Energy Sites is Important

Chris Clarke — ReWire — October 10, 2013 In May 2011, a Say’s phoebe — a small songbird — was found dead in an oil waste lagoon in the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota. Say’s phoebes are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA), and within weeks, the U.S. Fish and […]

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What Dalton McGuinty’s lapdog Ministries have forgotten about….

and what those of us who have decided to join in the war against industrial wind turbines will never forget. These are the innocent lives that we are dedicated to protecting, since they have no voice of their own to tell us how they have been affected by the assault on their habitat by foreign […]

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MoE shows flagrant disregard of citizens and nature

CountyLive.ca — January 7, 2013 (Open letter to Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment) The Ministry of Environment’s decision not to conduct an Individual Environmental Assessment of access roads at Ostrander Point, announced in your December 19, 2012 letter, is based on numerous errors in fact and judgment. Your letter states that between March and […]

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UK — Wind farms vs Wildlife — The shocking environmental cost of renewable energy

Clive Hambler — The Spectator — January 4, 2013 Wind turbines only last for ‘half as long as previously thought’, according to a new study. But even in their short lifespans, those turbines can do a lot of damage. Wind farms are devastating populations of rare birds and bats across the world, driving some to […]

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McGuinty’s Green Energy Act’s “Mortality Threshold” favours wind developers over Ontario’s natural heritage

Rick Conroy — The Wellington Times — November 16, 2012 How ministry bureaucracy tasked with protecting Ontario’s natural heritage is clearing the way for industrial wind development What is an Important Bird Area? Does it have any specific meaning or legal weight? Not much, it seems, when it comes to industrial wind factories or solar […]

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Wildlife warning issued at Trout Creek wind energy meeting

Kelly McShane — Cottage Country —  August 16, 2012 TROUT CREEK – Wind turbines could put an end to hunting and trapping in the area. “These turbines will mean a loss of habitat for animals in the area,” said Trout Creek resident Patricia Brown of the project that is currently in the works in the […]

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Strict new provincial standards will define wildlife habitats in need of protection from everything EXCEPT IWT’s

(Thanks to SMALL DEAD ANIMALS  for this find  — While the title of this article may seem great, we all know that wind companies get special passes to build their machines anywhere in Ontario they want.  So the same old bait and switch continues in Ontario under McGuinty.  The regular public who aren’t familiar with how […]

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Wind turbines may have hidden hazards–New Report from UCLA

William Ezell — New London — June 23, 2012 Mr. Ezell is a Fellow in the Acoustic Society of America. My last letter questioned the wisdom of our financially destitute government granting federal permits to Deepwater Wind Company to build five huge wind farm generators near Block Island for various reasons (“Keep wind farms from […]

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From OWR — Bill 55 paves the way for environmental destruction

Tip of the Hat to Ontario Wind Resistance — Aside from many other reasons to reject the budget, this amendment appears is not on the general public’s radar and is a huge concern.  Bill 55 amends 69 different statutes in its schedules. Many environmentally significant laws that are administered by the Ministry of Natural Resources […]

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When Birds and Bats Make Strange Bedfellows

from The Reeves Report ⋅ March 21, 2012 Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives have found a new ally in their efforts to reduce the number of wind turbines in certain parts of the province: Nature Canada, a member-based, not-for-profit whose stated mandate is to “protect and conserve wildlife and habitats in Canada by engaging people and advocating […]

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You’ll Toast Your Bread in the Blood of Owls — Doug Green

A long time ago, in a universe far, far away I confess I was the President of a local Liberal Party Provincial Association in the Province of Ontario. I was also on the provincial board of directors for the Ontario Federation of Agriculture. This made me a minor bit player on the stage, but I […]

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