Skip to comments.Greater sage grouse kills Oregon wind-energy project
Posted on 04/20/2017 2:11:21 PM PDT by george76
After years of creating headaches for the oil-and-gas industry, the greater sage grouse is now standing in the way of renewable energy.
The U.S. District Court in Portland on Wednesday killed a major wind-energy project slated for southeast Oregon over concerns about its impact on a local sage grouse population in a victory for environmental groups, which had fought the proposal for years.
The 104-megawatt project, which would have spread up to 70 wind turbines and a transmission line across 10,500 acres in rural Harney County, was decried by environmentalists as an industrial scale wind development that would have disrupted sage-grouse habitat.
The Fish and Wildlife Service ruled in 2015 that the greater sage grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act, finding that the chicken-sized bird remains relatively abundant and well-distributed across the species 173-million acre range.
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Hurray for the grouse!
Another stupid obamanation killed.
Can’t any kind of energy development, but we’ll save the planet by all driving electric cars!
“...After years of creating headaches for the oil-and-gas industry, the greater sage grouse is now standing in the way of renewable energy...”
Karma is a b*tch, you eco-fools!!!!!ROFL
Great...kill the Eagle but the grouse goes free....
How many hundred millions of $$$$$ will now NOT be wasted on another idiotic, bird-killing wind farm?
Windmills get a pass for hacking birds to death in other places.
Solar mirrors cook birds in flight.
The left does not care.
Now the enviros have something to grouse about!..................
What’s good for the goose is good for the grouse!
When ENVIROMENTAL groups collide..
Many lawyers prosper.
They could set up homeless shelters under the windmills
and they could just wait for dinner to fall out of the sky.
In New england there are dams everywhere no one can use or repair because fish. These people get so twisted in their mini crusades they forget folks need electric power.
“Look at the grouse!!”
“Look at the grouse! Look at the grouse!”
From those greatest of philosophers, The Three Stooges.
Wind power blows anyway! They are better off without it. They should build a coal plant!
Enviro-Nazis aren’t just the enemies of humanity; they are their own enemy, as well.
The irony is strong.
Good huntin’ is sage grouse! Good on the grouse.
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