We've discussed the aerial Cuisinarts here many times before, but hey. Even the Associated Press is picking up on these "sustainable" power sources:
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo. (AP) -- Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of its kind.
But so far, the companies operating industrial-sized turbines here and elsewhere that are killing eagles and other protected birds have yet to be fined or prosecuted - even though every death is a criminal violation.
Many times more bats, both insectivorous and pollinating, are killed by the sudden drop in air pressure, which causes their lungs to explode; eagles and other raptors, by contrast, are generally victims of blade-strikes.
"What it boils down to is this: If you electrocute an eagle, that is bad, but if you chop it to pieces, that is OK," said Tim Eicher, a former U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enforcement agent based in Cody.
It's a double standard that some Republicans in Congress said Tuesday they would examine after an Associated Press investigation revealed that the Obama administration has shielded the wind power industry from liability and helped keep the scope of the deaths secret.
It sure hasn't been an especially good week for Barky, whose legacy is increasingly looking as though it'll be remembered as the most scandal-plagued administration in the history of the country. They go after power companies if an eagle is harmed by power lines, but "clean, green, sustainable" windmill companies get a total pass. Funny how that works. Double standards: it's the Chicago Way.