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Audubon’s wind-power stance betrays our birds  

Credit:  Portland Press Herald | www.pressherald.com ~~

In a report released last month, Maine Audubon says that wind turbines and wildlife can co-exist. Not true! With a statement like that, can Maine Audubon be trusted? No!

How can these Audubon folks be against a pipeline, but for wind power? This does not make sense. Maine Audubon members should be leaving this organization in droves.

Wind turbines kill birds – lots of them. I thought Audubon was for birds. To add insult to injury, in the West, windmills kill lots of bald eagles and golden eagles (a documented fact). Yet the U.S. Department of the Interior refuses to prosecute the wind power companies.

It’s another federal government cover-up; these companies and Washington bureaucrats are too chummy. If a person killed an eagle, that person would be fined several thousand dollars and put in jail.

Wind turbines are not Maine: They destroy our natural beauty; they are obnoxious to adjacent landowners; they will not reduce our electric bills; they kill birds. A report from Massachusetts noted that wind power caused electricity costs to increase.

Why does everybody (especially out-of-state groups) dump on Maine? Likewise, water turbines have a negative effect on the marine environment and will not lower the cost of electricity. People, and especially fishermen, should wake up and rally against them.

Maybe nuclear power is best after all.

Fred Hartman


Source:  Portland Press Herald | www.pressherald.com

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