Thursday, March 5, 2009

Batty Environmentalists: Wind Power Not Green Enough; Kills Bats

President Obama is getting a first-hand understanding of just how frustrating Liberals can be. Now a group is protesting the development of New York City's first wind farm on arguing that the wind turbines are harmful to local bat colonies. Apparently the bats fly into the spinning blades and never fly out.

From the New York Post:

Wind-energy programs in New York - including a developer's plan to build the city's first wind farm at Staten Island's mothballed Fresh Kills landfill - are tied up in red tape because their projects will endanger bats, birds and other wildlife, The Post has learned.

The nocturnal flying mammals are getting slaughtered because they have a strange habit of flying into the blades of wind turbines during the warm spring and summer months, operators and wildlife advocates said.

"An energy source simply cannot be 'green' if it kills thousands upon thousands of bats," said Bat Conservation International.

"We cannot support the current rush to wind development without first finding solutions to prevent bat kills that could have devastating cumulative impacts across North America."

Obama considers wind power a key component of his green plan to cut greenhouse gases from carbon sources like coal, gas and oil. The economic stimulus program includes more than $100 billion in loans and grants for research and development of clean energy like wind power.

This is just further proof that environmentalists will never be satiated unless we move to an energy-free society. Is there nothing that is green enough for these people?

So I'll ask the question first raised by Glenn Beck: President Obama, why do you hate the blind? Or is it just because they're black?

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