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Jawbone Project Pits Energy Versus Golden Eagle and California Condor

Courthouse News Service --      KERN COUNTY, CA (CN) - In a windswept desert north of Los Angeles, the Sierra Club is fighting a big wind turbine project where California's critically endangered condors roost and protected golden eagles soar.
     "The project area is a historic habitat for the California condor," said Joan Taylor with the Sierra Club, contrary to the developers' report. "The report said the birds didn't roost there, but we know they do because they have collars and we track them."
     "The environmental study the companies published had no mitigations on how to prevent golden eagle deaths at all," she added.
     The 13,000-acre wind turbine project, generally called Jawbone, is located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains in an area with regular winds rushing from the cool Pacific ocean up in


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honda0105
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:01:38 AM

make the company redo it.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 7:59:47 PM

Sounds like the EIS was woefully done by the developer.
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Rehorsehay
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 4:48:20 PM

No easy choice!
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 4:37:18 PM

INTERESTING
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 3:10:53 PM

To me this is one ugly sight:

Ugly
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drpepperTX
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 3:04:14 PM

A lot of folks consider wind turbines themselves as "trashing the place".
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 3:02:14 PM

It would be nice if they would not trash the place.....
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 2:23:58 PM

It would be nice if those developers would develop a plan to improve the ecosystem there that has already been damaged by man, his dirt bikes and ATVs already.....

And then have a bond that guarantees that..... the property returns or is returned to its normal state........
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 2:18:50 PM

Jawbone is a beautiful area of scrub and canyons that mostly seems to be used by off-roaders that has caused damages and erosion problems. If they are going to build in that area, they need to figure out how to mitigate those impacts.... as much as possible.
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 1:22:48 PM

Thank you for posting.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 9:11:19 AM

Actually, the developers have to be responsible.... and leave a light mark on the environment -- not try to use and abuse it
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 6:56:57 AM

NO, the environmentalist have pitched it as the eagle vs energy in order to stop progress.
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 12:12:51 AM

2 ok
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 12:12:36 AM

Didn't we almost lose the condors once before? There has to be another system to implement for an alternative energy.
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 12:11:20 AM

If they don't like wind turbines maybe we should cut off their power. If they want to be conservationists then they don't need any grid power to operate with.
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Ok
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 12:10:29 AM

We now have one group of envirofreaks fighting another group of envirofreaks...
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Message Posted: Mar 12, 2012 12:09:46 AM

So they didn't say anything until the turbines were installed? They didn't realize they were building foundation or shipping hardware?
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ok
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ok
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Life is a series of trade-offs.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:58:54 PM

What is more important?
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:55:58 PM

I hate Wind turbines. They make the landscape look ugly and now killing off the birds. What next?
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Always something.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:45:59 PM

you can not have your cake and eat it to........ You need to make a choice....
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ok
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I hope its work
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:41:20 PM

What would make them happen all of us in the dark. Did they start the dark ages with all of their crap that they wanted Rome to do.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:40:05 PM

this is what happens when the environmentalist group has their say in some issue
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:38:17 PM

here we go again...
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:37:32 PM

We need to decide, do we want to clean up the air by producing electricity from clean renewable wind power or be overly concerned about the condor and eagles and have dirty air.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:34:32 PM

Guess which one will die.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:33:12 PM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:31:45 PM

these developers shpu;d be denied because of their ignorance or stupidity. are for condors and bald eagle....who did their study? they shouldn't be paid a cent!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 11:31:42 PM

If raptors or endangered birds are found dead near a refinery the oil company gets fined. It those birds were found dead at the base of a windmill there's no fine.
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The environmentalist are never happy.
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No more of this Green BS...
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Ok.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 10:33:10 PM

Used their imagination in writing the environmental 'study'
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Environmentalists fight on both sides until everyone loses.
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"Their petition is based on the likelihood of damage to the water shed, to rare plants in the area including the Bakersfield Cactus, and to heavily protected birds species."

Let me guess the Bakersfield Cactus can only be found on the Jawbone 13,000 acres???

Is that a lot of land for 116 wind turbines, 13,000/116=112ac per turbine???

Did not know that the wind turbines used water???

As for the birds coyotes need to eat too???
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That's the left coast for ya.
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 10:17:55 PM

They are going to do what they want too. They could care less how many birds die.
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Renewable Energy or kill a species?
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AND THE BIG DEBATE GROWS!
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2012 10:08:52 PM

This article is very poorly written.
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I agree with filcut, Lots of hot air in DC
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Leave it to CA.
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Only in CA
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