Action Alert: - Oppose the Anti-Wind Energy Section of H.R. 2337
- American Wind Energy Association (AWAE) asks you to write your Washington representative in opposition to HR 2337. Online letter available from link below Bill may be voted on soon, early June.
AWAE fears it would bring new wind development to a "grinding halt". This bill would require all wind turbines, even private ones, to get permits from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service else risk $50,000 fine or jail time.
AWEA Legislative Action Alert: Tell Congress to oppose the Anti-Wind Energy Section of H.R. 2337
Subject: AWEA Legislative Action Alert: Tell Congress to oppose the Anti-Wind Energy Section of H.R. 2337
From: "Randy Swisher" <braum@...>
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 15:58:36 -0400 (EDT)
Urge your Representative to oppose the Anti-Wind Energy Section of H.R. 2337.
Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) has just introduced a bill (H.R. 2337) that would place enormous, wrong-headed restrictions on Americas growing wind energy efforts. If enacted, the bill would severely hurt farmers, ranchers and other landowners who have or want to have clean, income-producing, wind energy turbines on their property. Anti-Wind Energy Section of H.R. 2337, establishes onerous standards for siting, construction, monitoring, and adaptive management that must be satisfied by all wind projects to avoid, minimize, and mitigate adverse impacts on migratory birds and bats despite the fact that wind turbines cause less than 0.003% of human-cause bird mortality.
The bill would impose:
Imprisonment and a $50,000 fine for placing a wind turbine on private property without first gaining approval from bureaucrats including the head of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
Impose a heavy-handed solution where there is no significant problem:
- The bill claims to protect birds by placing onerous new regulations on wind turbines.
- Meanwhile, vastly more birds on a scale of 10,000 to less than one are killed by house cats and plate glass windows than by wind turbines.
- The bill completely ignores the most serious effects of continued reliance on traditional fossil fuels, human-induced global warming, which the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has associated with mass extinctions of species.
Please email or call your Representative to request that he or she oppose the Subtitle D Anti-Wind Energy Section of H.R. 2337.
A sample letter is provided for you.
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Nan Hildreth, Houston 713-842-6643
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