If you were writing a fiction novel and used the latest example of the Obama Administration’s war on fossil fuels, your editor would tell you to take the example out because it was not believable. But it seems that for the Obama Administration nothing is too absurd: The Wall Street Journal in an editorial published on 29 September says: “The U.S. Attorney for North
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Dakota hauled seven oil and natural gas companies into federal court for killing 28 migratory birds that were found dead near oil waste lagoons”. The fine can be up to $15000 and up to six months in jail for each bird killed. The WSJ adds:”Absurdity aside, this prosecution is all the more remarkable because the wind industry each year kills not 28 birds, or even a few hundred, but some 440,000, according to estimates by the American Bird Conservancy based on Fish and Wildlife Service data. Guess how many legal actions the Obama Administration has brought against wind turbine operators under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act? As far as we can tell, it’s zero.”
I guess the Attorney General is too busy covering up the Solyndra affair to go after the wind industry.
h/t Junk Science See here