Wind Farms Get Extended Leeway on Eagle Deaths
Look at the following two block quoted paragraphs. Who should we think is telling the truth? If one examines this via politics and advocacy it’s a pretzel. Energy company killing eagles=Bad. But wait it’s a renewable energy company. Good. The Eagle advocate claims it’s a blank check. Bad. But Interior says permits for careful attentive applicants only. Good.
“Instead of balancing the need for conservation and renewable energy, Interior wrote the wind industry a blank check,” National Audubon Society President David Yarnold said in a statement. “It’s outrageous that the government is sanctioning the killing of America’s symbol, the bald eagle.
“The new regulations would extend the permits to a maximum of 30 years and be issued only to “applicants who commit to adaptive management measures to ensure the preservation of eagles,” the Interior Department said in announcing the rules.
So, maybe lets stop looking at this via politics, parties and raw advocacy.
I have two points to make. It’s time to stop making the perfect the enemy of the good on energy and our environment. Two, to get there, we have to start telling the truth. Stop the sour sound bites. Start disseminating the real data. Stop catering to ratings. Start showing some loyalty to the facts.