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Countless birds incinerated in midair by Ivanpah solar plant

Posted by in Endangered Species, Energy, Wildlife

“Ivanpah is a bird sink — and an cautionary tale unfolding on public lands,” said Garry George, renewable energy project director for Audubon California. “It continues to operate as though there’s an endless supply of birds to burn.”


WIND: The crazy expensive, environmentally disruptive, bird-killing non-solution

Posted by in Endangered Species, Energy Poverty, Green Energy

“It is not inconceivable to me that we could reduce golden eagle populations by a great deal, if not wipe them out.”


Private management and Capitalism saved the American Bison

Posted by in American History, Capitalism

The wild-roaming bison had been hunted mercilessly to the brink of destruction, but widespread private ownership allowed them to flourish.


How environmentalists used one little bird to kill the timber industry

Posted by in Radical Environmentalism, Regulations

“The timber industry today, compared to where it was back in 1990 when the spotted owl was listed, is about probably half to one-third of what it was back at that time,”


Obama adds hundreds of invertebrates, plants to Endangered Species list

Posted by in Endangered Species, Federal Agency Overreach

Delisting endangered species is also often subjective. USFW, tasked with assessing and listing potentially threatened and endangered species, often adds species to the list with no clear criteria for recovery.


Sage Grouse endangered listing at odds with science/local governments

Posted by in Endangered Species, Environmentalism, Government Agencies

Coloradans have invested well over $50 million of state, local, and private money in conservation easements to preserve ranchlands in the Gunnison Basin, and have preserved ore than 64,000 acres of open space, ranchlands, and sage grouse habitat.


Are We Being Lied to About “Endangered” Status of Sage Grouse?

Posted by in Endangered Species, Environmentalism, Government Overreach

There is a widespread narrative promoted by some environmental pressure groups and some in the federal government that the sage grouse needs protection under the Endangered Species Act because state and local conservation efforts are inadequate.


Whacking Eagles: How the Right can Capture the Environmental Narrative

Posted by in Energy, Environmentalism, Socialism

Solar arrays have resulted in the erosion of large swaths of desert soils, the stunting and destruction of plant life, and the loss of numerous ground-dwelling animals.


“Threatened” Species Threatening Energy Interests

Posted by in Endangered Species, Environmentalism, Government Overreach

Here’s a secret: In reality, they have no way of knowing just how many lesser prairie chickens reside in Kansas, and the methodology they use to count the birds is shaky at best.


Sacrificing Animals on the Altar of Green Energy

Posted by in Conservatism, Energy, Environmentalism

It’s been estimated 573,000 birds are killed each year after striking wind turbines, including 83,000 raptors, many of which are protected species, such as bald eagles.


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