Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke on wind & solar: ‘Chops up’ 750,000 birds a year, ‘sphere of death’

Climate Depot | 6/20/2017 | Marc Morano
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Speaking at the US Chamber of Commerce, Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke speaks on the high environmental costs associated with the nation’s wind and solar industries: “You know wind chops around 650- or 750,000 birds a year. Wind comes at a cost. […] If you’ve been outside of Las Vegas and looked at that solar field, it kind of looks like a scene from Mad Max. Is that the future of having these three or four eighty foot towers with reflector cells the size of garage doors where it makes this cone — this sphere of death — so as birds go through it they get zapped.”

SECRETARY ZINKE: “But, coal remains, you know, from a geologist’s point of view: it’s a known quantity; the btus are there. Can we make it cleaner, better over time? Absolutely. But, to think that you’re going to replace 30 to 35 percent of our nation’s energy by wind or solar.

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And, wind has an effect too. You know wind chops around 650- or 750,000 birds a year. Wind comes at a cost. If you’re a fisherman, offshore wind...
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