Wind turbines do not clean the air. They will not reduce consumption they only help to meet demands. And at what price? Some species that use this flyway can’t spare one bird. Wind turbines go deep into the ground and create more environmental damage. They also produce CO2. Birds are at risk of cars, planes, trains, guns, towers, power lines and many other things. None of those things are natural, they are all man-made and wind turbines are just like any other environmental impact. They don’t produce enough to be worth what is destroyed.
Wind turbines also contribute to climate change. With turbines, more birds will be killed than before, with more habitat destruction, more birds will be killed than before. The pro-wind argument is full of falsity. It might be the cheapest but that doesn’t mean it is right. That estimate is way too low. This is one of the worst places in the world for wind turbines. It is so obvious. Just think about how many birds migrate through annually.
We also need to be thinking about what kind of birds will perish. Like bald eagles, osprey, snail kites, swallow-tailed kites. I don’t even think a ‘test’ turbine is a good idea. Not one snail kite, not one eagle, not one swallow-tailed kite is worth losing over this stupid, stupid plan. Wind turbines and wind farms are completely green washed and heavily subsidized.
Barb Walker, Palm Harbor
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