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  •  Excellent. (4.00)
    Excellent Jerome.

    I posted on wind a few weeks ago:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/5/25/112821/690

    and dealt with the bird issue like this:

    "And don't buy this hookey about turbines killing birds.
    Ok, turbines DO kill both birds and bats but the damage is relatively minor and can easily be alleviated through such thing as turbine redesign, rotation speed variance, turbine height variance and locating turbines out of migration and flight corridors (often just a few yards in difference).

    Consider that for every 10,000 human-caused bird deaths in the United States, only 1-2 of those deaths are caused by wind turbines.  900 million birds die every year from running into glass windows.  The Exxon-Valdez spill killed over 500,000 birds.
    Wind energy is a great resource.  NO energy resource is without its problems and challenges but wind and solar offer so many more benefits and so many less detriments than do fossil fuel sources."

    Further, I think the turbines are gorgeous.  

    "People cannot stand too much reality." - Carl Jung

    by environmentalist on Mon Jul 11, 2005 at 11:19:59 AM PDT

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