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There are a lot of wildlife related stories.

Washington Post and Wildlife Services-

There have been many efforts to raise public perception of the depredations of the misnamed federal agency “Wildlife Services,” which might have been named that so that folks will confuse it with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or a state fish [...]

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News on wind and solar farms keeps getting worse-

It doesn’t have to be that solar and wind power alternative energy has to be hard on people and animals. However, the way they are being rolled out is damaging.

For example, the SW desert solar farms seem to be spreading the debilitating fungal disease, coccidioidomycosis [...]

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Talk about the need for a presidential candidate science debate leads somewhere-

Back in 2008 there was mounting concern that science had always been left out of the presidential debates. This concern led to efforts to demand presidential candidates discuss these issues. Soon there was the formation of Science Debate 2008. This group, small at [...]

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Giant wind farm planned for the top of sage grouse-rich plateau is dead-

A couple weeks ago we got word that the China Mountain wind farm project was in trouble when the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) ordered two more years of study of it because the area was such important occupied sage grouse [...]

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Numerous wind turbines now erected in Spring Valley, Nevada-

The project to install 66, 275 foot tall wind turbines directly below the heights of Great Basin National Park, Nevada is now well underway as the April 22, 2012 photo shows.  Nevada’s first wind farm, which will disturb almost 15 square miles, was approved by the [...]

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No conservation spokespersons quoted-

Yesterday the big news in Idaho and northern Nevada was the 2-year delay and perhaps the demise of the proposed giant wind farm on top of Browns Bench/China Mountain on the Idaho/Nevada border (mostly BLM public land). There is much to be said on all sides of the issue.

Today we [...]

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A Wind developer in southern Idaho has hit a two-year road-block that casts significant doubt on whether the wind project sited in pristine sage grouse habitat along the border of Nevada will ever be developed at all.

BLM defers China Mountain decision for two years – Elko Daily Free Press

“stupid bird.”

We’ve covered [...]

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“Energy independence” has been the Republican energy policy since 1974-

Americans have a bad case of Alzheimer’s when it come to knowledge or remembrance of energy policy.  Politicians usually give them a couple shots of rhetorical whiskey to make their memory even worse.  This is my effort to help folks remember.

Gasoline prices spiked in the United States for the first [...]

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Pattern Energy Group will not build 2000 acre wind farm near Sacramento-

Plans for a 2000 acre (3 1/2 square mile) wind farm NW of Sacramento have been scrapped because of its probable bad effects on the local bird population.  The wind farm, which would capture enough energy for 100 megawatts of electricity had [...]

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Op-Ed: A mighty wind

On August 8, 2011 By

Trevor Butterworth takes a look at the double-standard for wildlife protections Wind Developers are allowed to play by as compared to other energy industries.  Regulations to prevent huge impacts to birds and wildlife are “voluntary” and often written by the Wind Industry itself.

Op-Ed: A mighty wind - Trevor Butterworth – The Daily

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey