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Wind farms deliver an Exxon Valdez-sized massacre of birds every year

by | 1st, April 2013

EXXON VALDEZ POLLUTION

COMPARE and contrast oil and wind power:

The American Wind Energy Association says 500 birds are killed by wind turbines every day in the USA: 

The National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, a collaboration of government officials, conservationists and industry representatives, more accurately estimates, based on actual data collected from over 100 wind farms nationally, the loss to be 200,000 birds annually.

That’s just in the US.

When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska, how many birds were killed? The Anchorage Daily News put the number between “90,000 and 270,000”.

The Assessment of Research Needs for Wind Turbine Rotor Materials Technology by Committee on Assessment of Research Needs for Wind Turbine Rotor Materials Technology, National Research Council says eind power is environmentally benign “.

The birds are

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