[mou] Fw: [NEBirds] FW: [BIRDCHAT] New WindPower Kill numbers relaesed

Sid Stivland stivland at cpinternet.com
Sun Feb 3 13:02:54 CST 2008

As an NEBirds (Nebraska birding listserve) member, I received the following 
post.  One disclaimer:  I make no political statement, take no position on 
windpower, and advocate no position.  I forward it for everyone's 
consideration in an ongoing discussion of alternative energy sources.  Take 
it as one data point for whatever you think it is worth.

Sid Stivland
Plymouth, MN

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Marty L Mathieson" <mmathieson at charter.net>
To: <NEBirds at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 10:40 PM
Subject: [NEBirds] FW: [BIRDCHAT] New WindPower Kill numbers relaesed

 This is a subject dear to my heart....Marty Mathieson, Eastern Buffalo 

 -----Original Message-----
 From: National Birding Hotline Cooperative (Chat Line)
 [mailto:BIRDCHAT at LISTSERV.ARIZONA.EDU] On Behalf Of Richard Cimino
 Sent: Saturday, February 02, 2008 12:58 AM
 Subject: [BIRDCHAT] New WindPower Kill numbers relaesed

 The Livermore California Wind Turbine Farm - Altamont Pass Scientific 
Review Committee has published a report on the bird fatalities at Altamont 
wind turbines over the past two years, Bird Fatality Study at Altamont Pass 
Wind Resource Area October 2005 to September 2007.

 The SRC estimated that 2,421 raptors were killed each year in the entire 
Altamont Pass during October 2005 and September 2007, including an estimated
1,258 burrowing owls, 442 American kestrels, 327 red-tailed hawks, and 57 
golden eagles annually.

 Compare these numbers to Smallwood and Thelander's revised estimates of 
raptor mortality at Altamont from 1998-2003; annual mortality of 1,127 total
 raptors, including 440 burrowing owls, 348 American kestrels, 188 
red-tailed hawks and 67 golden eagles. The massive level of raptor mortality 
Altamont Pass has clearly not gone down since the settlement agreement and 
in fact may have gone up dramatically. The massive kills of burrowing owls
are a severe problem.

Again I'd like to call everyone attention to the fact that the Wind Power 
Industry refuses to count song bird deaths.  Also FPL (Florida Power 
/Light ) has begin stone walling the mandated court
ordered  mitigation efforts.  FPL has recently reported a 16% FY2007 lost of 
revenue of its southeastern coal fire power plant operations.
Looks like the FPL California wind turbine operations is their only money 
maker at the expensive of our raptors, eagles and owls + many other
non-countable species.

 Richard Cimino
Alameda County, Cal.

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