Northern long-eared bat killer: Arkwright Wind Turbines




Published on Oct 9, 2017

If the Northern Long-eared Bat didn't have enough trouble with deadly white nose syndrome, the massive - publicly subsidized - industrial wind turbine program could wipe them out. But the threatened bats get no help from the erstwhile 'environmental' groups such as the Sierra Club and the National Resources Defense Fund. Those organizations provide the ideology for Gov. Cuomo's ultra-left 50/30 plan for NY State.

Bat expert Jonathan Townsend, in pre-filed testimony to the Public Service Commission, said "the clearing of forests for turbine pads, electrical transmission lines and access road will detrimentally fragment previously intact forest habitats...impacts in such areas will reduce the quality or alter the nature of the habitat that the northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) requires...the species most likely to be impacted (the northern long-eared bat) by fragmentation is already under extreme pressure [white nose syndrome] and these impacts will exacerbate the risk of local decline and eventual extirpation from New York...The addition of turbines into the ecosystem will place further pressure on species that are already at high risk of population crashes. Project-related construction disturbances will also create optimum conditions for the introduction of invasive species of plants [thus deploying the use of glyphosate etc. to which long-lived species such as bats are especially vulnerable]...Wind turbines cause mortality in two ways. First, bats are hit by the turbine blades as they rotate at high speeds of up to 180 mph. This kills through blunt force trauma, and is the more common mortality source for bats. A second avenue of mortality is barotrauma . This phenomena ruptures capillaries and tissues in bat's brains and lungs, causing fatal hemorrhaging...
Wind energy is the single largest source of morality in bats. In the U.S., wind energy kills between 500,000 and 1 million bats annually. ..Bats have enormous impacts on insect populations...When monetarily quantified, bats' impact range upwards of $173 per acre of cropland...With a loss of bats, farmers will depend more on agricultural chemicals which further reduces the ecological health of the region..."

Northern Long-eared 'bat killer' mobile & mask concocted by Dr. Mark Twichell and Bob Holland. The bat chopper simulation was first unveiled Oct 6, 2017 at a demonstration against the Arkwright Wind Project, Chautauqua NY, Oct 6, 2017.

Impeach Cuomo.