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Industry have faced hundreds of lawsuits and hit with millions of dollars in fines in the government's quest to protect wildlife.
Yet thousands of birds are killed every year by wind farms with few repercussions.
Why the double standard joining us now is Robert -- senior fellow at -- Extensively about this Robert -- -- -- to be here what we're talking about golden Eagles.
Well hundreds of raptors -- Killed by wind farms why isn't the federal government doing more to protect these birds from the big Green energy projects.
Well -- and it's it's clear that there -- been word from the top levels of the department of justice and or departments of interior.
Her department of interior to.
Effectively give the wind energy business say get out of jail free card it is.
As I wrote in the piece -- -- -- Wall Street Journal last week it's a pernicious double standard we don't have one law for every one.
We have one set of -- for the oil and gas and for the electricity transmission business and a whole another -- for the wind energy business.
There are dozens of organizations.
That are petitioning the Fish and Wildlife Service the US fish wildlife service.
To do something about that do you think that something does change and there is more of an even playing -- for all these different.
Parts of the energy business.
Well I certainly hope so -- -- and and it is interesting to see how this coalition has come about.
It's really been led by the American bird conservancy and I really commend them fortnight now we have over eighty different organizations including American bird conservancy.
Numerous Audubon chapters around the country the Cornell -- -- -- laboratory.
All seeking mandatory guidelines for sighting for wind projects that would include.
Further environmental review.
And I've been writing about this issue of migratory bird treaty act violations now for over twenty years some -- the first stories -- published.
In national publications more than twenty years ago.
We're about the oil industry oil and gas industry being prosecuted under the migratory bird treaty act and rightly so because they were killing birds but.
It is that the Department of Justice is continuing to prosecute you oil and gas industry -- just -- a clip from last August on this Department of Justice.
Taking seven different oil companies to court for killing 28 birds.
And yet we have thousands of cases thousands of instances of that wind energy business killing birds and yet not a single prosecution.
-- -- we're talking about everything from borrowing house to read tell hawks to called golden Eagles we're looking at pictures and pictures.
Of these birds -- -- -- to read -- this comment that we got from John Anderson at the American wind energy association -- get your response -- it.
He said told us no form of energy generation is free from impacts and that while some collisions occur between turbines -- birds.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service gladly acknowledges that wind energy is not even close.
To being a leading cause of mortality.
With respect to the bar it's.
We say that.
Okay so but he still hasn't addressed -- simple this is the central port here.
Which is that there is -- pernicious double standard further -- the part that just drives me crazy.
Is that we have federal taxpayers subsidizing.
The wind business and yet they're not how it held to any kind of wildlife standard so.
We have federal taxpayers in effect.
The slaughter of American wildlife with impunity by the wind energy business so.
This claim oh it's not very much well okay will be oil and gas industry could say the same thing and I think it's absurd.
-- is good to talk to thank you so much for -- here and on I encourage people to get back and read that.
Case that you read for the Wall Street Journal -- goes into greater detail and it's there's some shocking statistics and there are Robert thank you so much.
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