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Re: [mou-net] FW: [mou-net] Golden Eagles harmed by wind turbines

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Sunny or Steve Slocum <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 20:56:23 -0600

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If you need cell phones in the BWCA maybe you should stay in Edina.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Hendrickson" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 5:13 PM
Subject: Re: [mou-net] FW: [mou-net] Golden Eagles harmed by wind turbines


Most cell towers I see today do not have guide lines to hold the tower in a
steady position but if this tower in the Boundary Waters does not have guide
lines then there will be very little loss on a foggy rainy night in the 
Boundary
Waters but if it the tower does have guide line cables hold the tower up 
then
there will be birds of some numbers killed during migration on foggy rainy
nights.

I support the tower because the tower will give hikers and campers access to
call emergency personnel to aid them if a storm or a medical issue occurs to
people while out camping or a lost hiker and ect..  There are many good 
reasons
to have communication such as this in place and yes even in National Parks 
and
Forest and that is to be used as a tool to help people communicate.  We live 
in
a different era and communication has changed and keeps changing every year. 
I
suspect the majority of people who work and live near the park support the 
tower
and I would even say a lot of campers and hikers most likely will feel more
secure knowing that IF any emergency is needed they are only a few beeps of 
a
cell phone away to get help.

I do not think a few blinking red lights will impair the beauty of the 
Boundary
Waters.

The group that is suing AT&T is open for shorter towers in the same area so
hopefully a compromise will be reached in court.


Mike Hendrickson
Duluth, Minnesota
Website: http://www.mikehendricksonbirding.com

Blog: http://colderbythelakebirding.blogspot.com/




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From: Laura Erickson <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Wed, June 15, 2011 11:13:48 AM
Subject: Re: [mou-net] FW: [mou-net] Golden Eagles harmed by wind turbines

Sadly, the wind power industry has a paid ornithological advocate,
Paul Kerlinger, who is willing to stretch the truth quite a bit in his
testimony in support of industry. He was also the expert witness for
AT&T in their legal case when the Friends of the Boundary Waters took
them to court regarding a 450' guyed, lighted cell phone tower (which
would actually be 600' above the landscape because it's to be located
on a hill) that AT&T wants to build right on the edge of the Boundary
Waters, in a dark-sky area where bird kills during foggy/rainy weather
would likely be worse than at most towers. I can't really speak to
specifics of his testimony until the judge makes a ruling, but it was
very depressing to see just how fluid a person's understanding of
stellar navigation is when he's paid to say this kind of tower would
not kill more than "a few dozen" birds a year.

Best, Laura
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On Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 11:04 AM, Chuck Cole <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chuck Cole [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:45 PM
> To: Eric Harrold
> Subject: RE: [mou-net] Golden Eagles harmed by wind turbines
>
>
> Studies done in Florida by the FL Conservation Society and Audubon, etc, 
> showed
>that ANY towers are hazards to migratory birds....
> lighted towers especially.  Lights are required aircraft warnings on power
>towers, airport towers, windmills, radio and TV towers,
> tall buildings, and so on.   The type of tower makes little difference.
>
> Chuck
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Minnesota Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On Behalf Of Eric
>> Harrold
>> Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 12:59 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Golden Eagles harmed by wind turbines
>>
>>
>> Perhaps the most unfortunate aspect of wind energy is the notion that we
>>(society) have to tailor everything to the
>> corporate model. In other words, we could utilize residential scale 
>> turbines
>>that pose a much lesser risk to migrating
>> birds. But the turbines in the Midwest pose little threat anyway when 
>> placed in
>>big rowcrop ag fields where there is
>> little concentrated bird movement. The Appalachian region and similar
>>mountainous places are another story...
>>
>> Eric Harrold
>>
>> --- On Mon, 6/13/11, linda whyte <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>
>> From: linda whyte <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: [mou-net] Golden Eagles harmed by wind turbines
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Monday, June 13, 2011, 6:37 PM
>>
>>
>> It is indeed, unfortunate. There seems to be no escaping the
>> conclusion that all forms of energy production come at some kind of
>> price. We need to minimize the "side-effects" or collateral damages of
>> all of them---and start by examining our own energy consumption.
>> Linda Whyte
>>
>> On Mon, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:38 PM, Jim Ryan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > This is most unfortunate:
>> >
>> >
>>http://www.ncpa.org/sub/dpd/index.php?Article_ID=20764&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DPD
>>
>> >
>> > --
>> > Sincerely,
>> >
>> > Jim Ryan
>> > Saint Paul's Westside
>> > ----
>> > One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man 
>> > and
>> > Nature shall not be broken. -* Leo Tolstoy*
>> >
>> > A well governed appetite is the greater part of liberty. - *Lucius 
>> > Annaeus
>> > Seneca*
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-- 
Laura Erickson
Duluth, MN

For the love, understanding, and protection of birds

There is symbolic as well as actual beauty in the migration of birds.
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of
nature--the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after
the winter.

            â€”Rachel Carson

Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.

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