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Bob, you could strengthen your argument if you link to all the environmental regulations Trump passed to protect wildlife.

No matter who is president wind turbines kill flying creatures and are especially dangerous to raptors and bats. I didn't know if Tuni knew that.

From 2013 when there was less than half the present wind capacity:
www.kcet.org/redefine/uk-ecologist-wind-farms-driving-birds-....
This hasn't been a great month so far for wind turbine fans in the United Kingdom. First, a report released just before New Years found that many wind turbines' effective lifespans are much shorter than expected. And this week, a respected British ecologist is slamming the wind industry, saying that wind power is "devastating populations of rare birds and bats across the world, driving some to the point of extinction."....

Hambler cites some distressing statistics from sources around the world. Between 6-18 million birds and bats are killed by Spanish wind farms each year Hambler says, including 400 griffon vultures per year just at Navarro. German wind turbines kill at least 200,000 bats per year, depressing populations up to 2,000 miles away. Wind turbines in the U.S. have been estimated to kill 70 bats per installed megawatt per year, on average, says Hambler. That would work out to about 320,000 bats per year in California.

Bat mortality due to wind turbines in Canada
https://wildlife.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jw...
Based on 4,019 installed turbines (the no. installed in Canada by Dec 2013), an estimated 47,400 bats are killed by wind turbines each year in Canada. Installed wind capacity is growing rapidly in Canada, and is predicted to increase approximately 3.5-fold over the next 15 years, which could lead to direct mortality of approximately 166,000 bats/year.

Long-distance migratory bat species (e.g., hoary bat, silver-haired bat, eastern red bat) accounted for 73% of all mortalities. These species are subject to additional mortality risks when they migrate into the United States. The little brown myotis (Myotis lucifugus), which was listed as Endangered in 2014 under the Species At Risk Act (SARA), accounted for 13% of all mortalities from wind turbines, with most of the mortality (87%) occurring in Ontario. Population-level impacts may become an issue for some bat species as numbers of turbines increase.

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