Filler Post: Moving to Salt Lake City

Well, I’m a little behind on posting because I’ve just moved from Dallas to Salt Lake City.  It was a good two-day road trip.  We saw lots of two things: sunny land and road kill.  We saw a few wind farms as well.  We started thinking about the drama over birds being killed from turbine blades.  Why doesn’t the same standard apply to cars?  Think of how many dead squirrels, deer, cow, dogs, birds, snakes, etc., one sees on the road.  It’s okay for cars to run over animals, but it’s not okay for turbine blades to catch the occasional bird?  Don’t get me wrong, it’s a problem either way and life is valuable, but I wonder about the sincerity of the anti-wind debate.  Any thoughts? 

I’ll be up and running soon, just looking for a place to live.  Right now, the blogger at Equity Green is putting me up. 


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  • http://www.frontstepdesign.com Sarah

    The Audubon Society is pro-wind turbine. There’s a link to their official statement on the Audubon homepage.

    “far more birds and people will be threatened by climate change than by wind turbines…location, location, location.”

  • Maxmsf

    it sure does seem like there would be a fix for this – like a net or guard that would keep the birds away from the blades. But I’m with Sarah, seems like a lesser evil.

    Congrats on your migration, glad you landed safely.

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