by Dr. Roy Cordato
Senior Economist, Emeritas
A little while back I pointed out how silly it is to counter the argument that wind turbines kill birds with the argument that cats kill more. So here’s two questions for those geniuses who still think the argument is somehow relevant; how many bald eagles will be killed in a year by a new industrial wind turbine plant planned for Beaufort County? How many will be killed by cats? According to this article in today’s Raleigh News and Observer, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that the answer to the first question is 20. After searching the internet I could only find information on cats being killed by bald eagles and none on bald eagles being killed by cats.