March 6, 2014:
Remember Blood Diamonds? This
term was changed to "Conflict Diamonds." The same thing
is now being done to our wildlife by politicians who are blind to the
of alleged alternative energy technologies. Or maybe they
just don't care as they
wage war on our wildlife! Almost every time we use electricity,
an animal's blood colors the light, or taints your toast. In
energy extremists' schemes have turned electricity into a luxury
is time to stop this extremist energy
exploitation by the real
1 percenters. In
avian holocaust is staggering. Audubon Magazine has an excellent
Ted Williams on the avian and bat slaughter in America. In the
United Kingdom it appears they are finally waking up, and are moving to
rid themselves of windfarms. The Hawaiian
experience is predictive as well. High tech data centers
all rely on cheap energy from hydrocarbons not wind farms, and from
Canada, we get
this report that further undermines the rotten science excusing the wildlife
Phil Anschutz is working on building the largest eagle killing machine in
the world with his 1,000 turbine Sierra Madre and Chokecherry projects in
Wyoming. The BLM estimates that 46-64 eagles will be slaughtered each
year. We suspect that estimate is conveniently on the low side. Go Phil, that's a fine thing to do with your billions! Maybe
he plans to put all those dead eagles on display at his 45,000 acre Eagle's Nest
Ranch? Go Phil!
Here is why another
billionaire (W.Buffet) builds windfarms, the tax credits, in his
own words. Essentially, your political representatives are giving
investors like Buffet and Anschutz tax relief by underwriting these
wildlife wars with your taxes. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside- how about
campaign to stop the egregious
Chiropterans (bats) by politicians promoting
expensive, inefficient, polluting wind turbines and
solar furnaces that fry birds flying near them.
None of these alternative
energy schemes would exist without significant taxpayer subsidies,
weakening America's electrical grid.. Order
our static cling stickers (below)
which will alert everyone to this tragedy, forced on
all who use electricity, by
politicians and tax subsidy leeches. We will list
organizations and politicians (below) that support our mission. Is your
organization or elected representative listed below? Ask your bird group,
professional/environmental organization, political party, town council, business,
representative why they aren't on the list.
We know the good people at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and various state
agencies cannot speak the truth for fear of losing their jobs, so we may not see
their names below. However, a recent report reveals that America's wind
industries claims about wildlife mortality have been benefiting from
fabricated data. This report
is a real shocker, and illuminates federal and some state wildlife agencies in a very
bad light. Here is
another report that most " alternative enviros" will not wish to read.
And if you think the goal of all of this alternative scheming is affordable
energy, take a look at another type of
conflict resulting from the current corruption of science. If you like your affordable energy, you can keep it!
Update: A court action may
Us to book an eagle and a
speaker to learn more. Our program, Eagles, Energy, the Environment &
Economics looks at the evidence of "alternative energy" and helps you
understand the hype.
Where are you in the energy wars? Hydrocarbon and nuclear energy,
especially Thorium, is still
the best alternative to the aerial holocaust being forced on everyone by our
corrupted political process,
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are not here!
03/14/14-We have mailed one page fliers to the various raptor
groups (including rehab) on Colorado's front range. Let's see how long
it takes for them to get listed.
(CA) Our First!S.Wolford (MA), F.
Ramirez (CO), The Svenstag Family (NE), W. Sullivan (WY), R
Whittle (KS), P Smith (CO), C.J. Winnerman (ID), B. Walters (CO), C.
Schmidt (IL), R. Horst (WI), D. Evanston (CO), T. Jackson ( WY), A. Sorreno (NM), B. Whiteside (AZ),
P. Sanderson (CO),
L. Washington (FL), H Anderson (WY), E. Mertz (NV)
V. Torrance (TX), D Winston (CO),
T. Whitehurst (CT), G. Falleron (CA), K. Metz (CO), M. Murmanski
(IL), R Walton (MT),T. Ballisteri
(OH), R. Arnold (CO)
S. Hickens (CA), B. Anderson (CO), E. Halton (FL), J.
Milliken (VT), H. Searson (MT), E. Hart (ME), B. West (OK),
former U.S. Congressman,
Republican, Tom Tancredo (CO),
03/14/14-We have sent all Republican gubernatorial
candidates a special letter to join this cause. Let's see how they respond.
We know where the current Guv is on this, but he is welcome to join the
Conflict Free Energy Coalition!
(CO), W. Samuleson (NY), C. Yarrow (VT), J. Carrington (NY),
L. Whitehorse (SD), S. Richards (CO), N. Mottleton (NJ), W. Mapleton
(WA), M. Johnston (CO), K Berglund (CO), L. Holtsen (IA), D.
W. Williams (MI), B. Packer (CO)
J. Walters (IA), B. Rice (CO); R.Winters (WY); P. Williston (OH), G.
York (CO), S. Nelson (CO),
R. Wilson (CO), A Arndt (IA),
J. White (CO), G. Johnson (CA),
V. Illyushin (CA), D Bader (CO), S. Cole (CO), E. Edson (CO), F. Smith
(CO), J Billings (CO); K. Astry (CO); W. Phillips (WA); A.
Delittle (FL); R. Wearing (MA); F. Simprest (TX); C. Morgan (CO); W.
Manchester (U.K); J Noble (MA); F. Tunney (FL); R. Smith (CO); C.
W. Jones (CO); R. Warner (FL);
J. Spooner (WY); E. Sproot (NY);
C. Melitine (CA); W. Walters (CO);,A. Keeth (CO); J. Winters (CA); A.
Arden (WY); D. Donner (CO); C. Tenton (CO); C Vargas (CO); E. Brougham
(CO); T. Waterbury (CO);
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Yes! I am an American individual who deplores
what politicians are doing to enable the killing and crippling of eagles
and other wildlife...sign me up with the coalition!
Yes, as an elected representative, I am totally against
using alternative energy subsidies to kill and cripple eagles and other
wildlife. I have just ordered your Stop Conflict Energy stickers
and am proud to put my name on your coalition list.!
Yes, as a business, a church, or a
fraternal/professional group, as a environmental organization, a birding
group, I wholeheartedly support your mission to Stop Conflict Energy
schemes like wind farms and solar furnaces. I have just ordered
your stickers and am proud to add my organization's name to your
Conflict Free Energy Coalition list.
*We acknowledge that no living process is without
conflict. The amount of conflict is a relative metric, however, and when one
compares wildlife mortality numbers, it is demonstrable
that wind farms and
solar furnaces do kill and will kill far more animals than nuclear and
hydrocarbon systems. These deaths are a massive waste of resources on many levels, which is
why we have created the Stop Conflict Energy campaign. Help get the word
Regarding the Conflict Free Energy Coalition Campaign
From time to time, we receive letters regarding this
campaign. Thank you for the positive ones, however, the ones we publish
below are critical, and these will be published for their educational value. The
most recent are on top. Our responses are on the right.
Birder, CFO member, former Vestas employee who's seen the light.
Response: Normally we do not publish letters that agree with
our position, however, this quick note from Ms. Astry was just too good
to not publish. Thanks Kristy.
Hello raptor keepers, I was at your open house and think
you're doing a fine job providing a home for these beautiful birds.
However, I am quite distressed at your stone-headed approach to wind
energy. This planet is in major trouble, and reducing carbon emissions
must become a major priority world-wide. Wind energy has made great
strides in adopting measures to do just what you advocate - keeping
birds alive and undamaged. Your efforts would be much better spent in
working with - not against! - the industry toward that goal. To adopt
such a militant attitude does the raptor center, and your good work, a
Response: Thanks Julia! You are correct, I am stone-headed
(probably the nicest way I have heard my condition described), but you
are wrong about your assertion that our planet is in major trouble and
reducing carbon emissions is a major priority world-wide. Should we
follow Al Gore's carbon-reduction plan with his jet setting and massive
personal carbon foot-prints?
What is scary is that less than 30% of the public has any literacy in
science, which is how computer models promoting AGW have become a
religion for a noisy group of people who are pushing the current
version of Lysenkoism onto the gullible. If you have taken any time to
follow the links on this page, then you will discover that Big Wind is
more interested in harvesting big tax credits than creating safe, clean,
The current data on the safety, and
green aspect of wind energy is abysmal, but you need to open your eyes,
and look at the data, and I will continue to be stone headed about
the unwarranted aerial abortions of the stunning creatures that are
being decimated by blind adherents to thoroughly discredited AGW
computer models. Anthropogenic Global Warming is what it used to
be called Julia, before it was changed to the more encompassing Climate
Change, Global Warming, etc. These terms mean nothing and cover
If we do not adopt a militant attitude when we see
the body counts piling up, who will? You have obviously taken a
position, well, we are in opposition to that stance, and will take the
stones thrown at us by those who seem to operate with a stone-age
understanding of the world.
P. Reshetniak: Director
Get Out Of Politics: Your support for right wing hate mongers
like Tom Tancredo has NO PLACE in a non-profit wildlife foundation.
Remove me from all future e-mails and solicitations. I'm going to
actively purse having the non-profit status of this PAC masquerading as
a wildlife group removed and all funds returned to contributors.
Shame on you!
Response: Thanks Chuck! We provide a place where anyone, of
any political persuasion may join our coalition to get bad
politics out of the process of creating energy systems for one and
all. Thus far, only Tom Tancredo (as a political entity) has decided he
wants to stand with us against the wholesale slaughter of eagles, birds
in general, and bats. He is supporting us, not the other way around, as
you imply. We do not require anyone pass a politically correct
test before you join our coalition to bring this avian holocaust to an
end. When you refer to him as a right wing hate monger, is it because
you are one on the left side of the spectrum? Without
politics in wildlife management and conservation Mr. Dunleavy, the
Endangered Species Act would not exist; nor would any hunting and
fishing or game management program. Access to national and state parks,
is all determined via the political process, and that consists of a
myriad of diverse species, including Homo sapiens, such as
yourself. It is the bad politics of this administration
that created a 30 year waiver for wind farms to slaughter eagles with
impunity. It is bad politics of both parties that has permitted a
small group of Hopi Indians to sacrifice live eagles during religious
ceremonies during past decades. We stand against eagle slaughter, your position is
obvious, shame on you! Oh, and "purse" away, actively or
otherwise! And Chuck, you may remove yourself from our future
e-mails, by using the built in feature. P.
Subject: Re: Open
House Last Notice and Our Dynamic Duo
Click here for 10 full quotes
on Environment OR
background on Environment.
Scored 28% on
Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
consumerism is a measure of success. (Jun 2006)
Voted NO on
environmental education grants for outdoor experiences. (Sep
Voted NO on barring
website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
Voted YES on
deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep
Rated 5% by the
LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
And you think Tancredo gives a rip about Raptors? Your tacit
endorsement of him has made me question your integrity and that of
your organization. If you truly think Tancredo has any interest in
conservation that isn't tied to "big oil", you are deluded.
Perhaps you need to rethink your "three sticker" policy, spending
$10 on stickers is easy, unlike actually voting for conservation. Or
perhaps, though I hate to think so, you and your organization have
become pawns of "big oil" yourselves.
In any case, if you don't rectify this you can count me and my
friends and family among those no longer supporting you, and working
to redirect any funds to alternate organizations.
Response: Thanks Larry! Listing anyone's votes on a
specific issue, as you have provided, without showing the entire bill
put up for a vote is nice cherry picking, but hardly damning of anyone.
Our goal is to gain support for our Stop Conflict Energy Coalition,
not to determine who is free of sins, real or imagined. We will
let you throw those stones.
And using the
League of Conservation Voters as a neutral judge of anyone's
position on conservation issues, simply shows how one-sided you are. If
you go to this
link, it is obvious the LCV supports one party exclusively.
Should another political persona, from the
opposite side of the political spectrum stand with us against the aerial
holocaust, they will be credited just as we have Mr. Tancredo. "Big Oil"
is a better option in our perspective than "Big Wind." Big Oil was
never able to receive a 30 year waiver to kill wildlife with impunity as
has Big Wind from the current administration. That's no delusion.
Politicians of both persuasions have lots of ways to hide behind their
votes. The "I was for it, before I was against it."
syndrome is not uncommon amongst the political crowd.
Actions speak louder than words, and Tancredo has taken a small action
to stand with us against this aerial slaughter. If you can arrange
some "big oil" money to support our campaign, I will send you 3
stickers. Neither Gore or Bush Jr have much to endear them to us,
however, just look at how they
live now. Which one is a friend of the environment?
Larry, while I don't know who your friends and
family are, your $20 sent to us two years ago was very welcome, but our
position on the bad science behind the bad politics, which is driving
Big Bad Wind was quite apparent on many pages of our web site back then.
I trust this rectifies our position for you.
We just don't think the promise implied in "if you like your
wildlife, you can keep your wildlife" has any credibility.
P. Reshetniak: Director
Economist, July 26th 2014
"If all the costs and benefits are totted up
using Mr Frankís calculation, solar power is by
far the most expensive way of reducing carbon emissions. It costs
$189,000 to replace 1MW per year of power from coal. Wind is the next
most expensive. Hydropower provides a modest net benefit. But the most
cost-effective zero-emission technology is nuclear power. The pattern is
similar if 1MW of gas-fired capacity is displaced instead of coal. And
all this assumes a carbon price of $50 a tonne. Using actual carbon
prices (below $10 in Europe) makes solar and wind look even worse. The
carbon price would have to rise to $185 a tonne before solar power shows
a net benefit.
There are, of course, all sorts of reasons to choose one
form of energy over another, including emissions of pollutants other
than CO2 and
fear of nuclear accidents. Mr Frank does not look at these. Still, his
findings have profound policy implications."
|The excerpt on the left is from a study by
Charles Frank of the Brookings Institution. The latter is
certainly no conservative think tank. His study is
extensive and economically damning of "alternative energy" schemes foisted on
one and all by the premise of AGW that reducing carbon emissions,
particularly carbon dioxide, is an issue warranting the energy
bankruptcy of America. Mr. Frank, does not include the
"externality" of wildlife slaughter in his equations. That would
damn the wind industry even further.
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