The Weekly Standard
March 12, 2012
An anti-Occupy Wall Street movement (who call themselves “Occupy Occupy D.C.”) protested bird killing wind turbines today at Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C. The group gathered “to highlight the threat that wind, a celebrated alternative energy source, poses to the American bird community,” according to a press release sent out by the National Center for Public Policy Research, which sponsors Occupy Occupy D.C.
The target of today’s protest are environmentalists who believe wind energy is a viable substitute to other forms of energy, such as coal or nuclear energy.
The National Center for Public Policy Research “estimate[s] that wind turbines kill approximately 100,000 birds every year. The American Bird Conservancy claims the number could be triple that estimate — affecting the songbird community most of all.”