Hmmm…… I Thought These Things NEEDED Wind.

Guess even a wind turbine can’t take too much of a breeze.

Our latest wind turbine story is out of Oregon. From The Daily Caller.com

Wind turbine collapses from too much wind.

5:49 PM  11/08/2013 by Michael Bastasch

 

I wonder if it ended up like THIS one? Click above link.

 

A SECRET plot to destroy our bird population, funded by the Regime? WHERE is the Audubon Society when you NEED them???

 

A turbine at one of the largest wind farms in the world has collapsed —  thanks to too much wind.

The 10-year-old turbine collapsed after a windstorm swept through the area  earlier this week, reports the East Oregonian. The Stateline  Wind Farm is run by NextEra Energy, who has promised to clean up any oil or  fluid that may have been spilled during the storm.

NextEra has received $852 million from the Obama  administration to build wind turbines in California.

The Oregonian reported that the turbine collapse raises questions about  building thousands of massive wind turbines in eastern Oregon and  Washington.

“It’s a fairly rare event, but still raises questions about the longevity of  region’s burgeoning wind fleet, whether turbines are being run within their  operational tolerances and the environmental impact of such accidents, which  typically result in the spill of hazardous chemicals,” The Oregonian reported.

Wind turbine collapses have killed humans before. The Oregonian reports that  an Oregon wind turbine collapse killed a man in 2007. In 2011, The Telegraph reported that there were 300 wind turbine  accidents that killed. The previous five years saw 1,500 such accidents in the  U.K.

Wind turbines have also been criticized for their impacts on wildlife, killing 888,000 bats and 573,000 birds per year.  Some rare and endangered birds have been killed.

“It is the rationale that we have to get off of carbon, we have to get off of  fossil fuels, that allows them to justify this,” said Tom Dougherty, a former National  Wildlife Federation employee. “But at what cost? In this case, the cost is too  high.”

However, the Obama administration has not prosecuted a single wind company  for killing birds despite nearly all these birds being protected by federal  law.

“Despite numerous violations, the Obama administration — like the Bush  administration before it — has unofficially exempted the wind industry from  prosecution under the Eagle Protection and Migratory Bird Treaty Acts,” wrote the Manhattan Institute’s Robert Bryce. “By exempting the wind industry from  prosecution under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act or the Eagle Protection Act, the  federal government is providing another indirect subsidy to the  sector.”

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I wonder if CNN will blame CHRISTIANS for the collapse of this wind turbine?

Here is yet another example of the sheer folly of this undertaking, and WHY the major energy producers AVOID it like a two-bit hooker.

Only the stupid government, in it’s “infinite wisdom” would fund such an absolutely useless idea, in VIOLATION of NUMEROUS other federal laws.

Any bets on whether or not the feds would prosecute a PRIVATE sector concern with the SAME track record ?

I think we ALL know the answer to THAT query.

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Clyde

 

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21 Responses to Hmmm…… I Thought These Things NEEDED Wind.

  1. Great expose’ on the leftist hypocrisy of selective enforcement of our National laws.
    It is becoming more and more evident that the Central Bureau of Tyranny is totally exempt from enforcing laws that supposedly benefit their agenda, and exempting themselves from the effects / coverage of those same laws and regulations. Note, especially, the exemption of the Legislative and Executive branches of government from ACA / Obozocare.

  2. Hardnox says:

    The irony of this is just too funny. That explains why no insurance company will cover a wind turbine.

    As far as the birds, no doubt this is determined to be an acceptable loss for the greater good and all that rubbish. Meanwhile, the eco-nazis will not allow solar farms to lay cable on the ground since it impedes the desert tortoise ability to travel.

    • Clyde says:

      Didn’t know they weren’t insured. Means the taxpayers take it in the shorts YET AGAIN on this fiasco. Thanks, nox.

      • Hardnox says:

        Indeed they will. I checked with several commercial insurance brokers as I was considering a small one for my place. The insurance does not exist at any price barring Lloyds of London. It seems the lubricant in them won’t keep them from burning up… then of course there’s the wind.

        This is one of those expensive little details that the tree-humpers leave out of the script.

  3. Buck says:

    They’re exempted from the laws protecting the Eagle Protection and Migratory Bird…
    Yet I cannot pluck so much as a pin feather from an eagle or hawk by the side of the road without fear of prosecution….

    • Clyde says:

      Absolutely right, Buck. The lovely Mrs. Clyde picked up an eagle feather in Alaska, and the park ranger coming down the path behind us asked her if she had $ 10,000 to pay the fine for possessing one. Needless to say, she dropped it like a hot potato.

  4. BrianR says:

    Too much wind?

    Either it’s global warming, or AlBore was giving a speech nearby.

  5. Garnet92 says:

    Isn’t it interesting to see the tradeoffs that the libs will accept? It’s ok to slice and dice bats and birds and it’s ok to pollute the pristine landscape with bunches of grotesque giant propellers on stilts in order to shut down a reliable source like a coal-powered plant (and put more workers out on the street).

  6. Kathy says:

    So long as it doesn’t affect our carbon footprint, right? (snark)

    There are miles and miles of these farms all over my area, and the things are so huge that an 18-wheeler can only carry one blade at a time. The problem is we have so much wind that much of the time they’re turned off. T Boone Pickens, heavily invested in them is now crying in his beer. Aww.

  7. tannngl says:

    That is TOO funny, Clyde.
    Or it would be funny if so many weren’t so blind.

  8. upaces88 says:

    Hooollly crapola!!