Night operation of the windmills in the North Allegheny Windpower Project has been halted following discovery of a dead Indiana bat under one of the turbines, an official with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday.Why do Environmentalists hate endangered species? It's a mystery. And why do they think they're ever so much more clever than you or I? Same mystery.
The finding marks only the second location where an Indiana bat has been found dead under a wind turbine. Two Indiana bats were found under turbines in the Mid-west, said Clint Riley, supervisor for Fish and Wildlife’s Pennsylvania field office.
“While finding the dead bat is not good news for any of us, it does show the monitoring works,” Riley said from his State College office.
The find is significant because the Indiana bat is an endangered species and is protected by the federal Endangered Species Act.
Will every Progressive who ever said the words "Republican war on science" just shut up and sit down in the back of the room? Grownups are talking.
Oh, and if you're keeping score, shutting the windmills down at night drops their load factor (time when they actually generate usable electricity) from around 22% to about 14%. So electricity from them doesn't cost 5 times as much, it costs 8 times as much. Why do Environmentalists hate the poor?
Man, such a lot of mysteries ...