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Statement on Condors
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- Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 23:37:47 -0400
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>Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 16:58:01 -0400
>Reply-To: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@AUDUBON.ORG>
>Sender: NAS Chapter Communications officers
>From: "BIANCHI, John" <JBIANCHI@AUDUBON.ORG>
>Subject: Statement on Condors
>DANIEL P. BEARD
>SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUBLIC POLICY
>SEPTEMBER 13, 1999
>KILL THE CONDORS?
>Today the National Audubon Society is launching a campaign to stop the
>newest lethal threat to the California condor - an Enron Corporation
>proposed wind farm literally next door to US Fish and Wildlife Service
>designated critical California condor habitat.
>The California condor is perched on the brink of extinction. A
>controversial captive-breeding program has succeeded in restoring about 50
>condors back into the wild in California. The California condor is being
>given a rare second chance to roam the skies again.
>Yet, at this critical moment in the recovery of the California condor, Enron
>is proposing to build a giant condor death trap. They plan to build 53 wind
>turbines at the crossroads of the California condors' range. Two
>hundred-foot tall spinning blades would be placed in the heart of Condor
>Pass. This must be stopped.
>Wind power may well play an important role in America's energy future. But
>the choice here is clear. If Enron builds this wind farm there is little
>future for the California condor. The survival of the condor comes first.
>In our effort to save the California condor, we are launching the "Kill the
>Condor?" campaign. Billboards with this question and the web site
>www.condor-pass.org are up this morning in Los Angeles and Houston, the
>corporate home of Enron. To help educate Members of Congress, we have
>placed this advertisement in Capitol Hill publications and are distributing
>this brochure to the Senate and House of Representatives. The brochure can
>be viewed on the web site.
>Fortunately, we believe there is a solution. The Wind Energy Tax Credit
>expired this summer. Without this federal tax subsidy, Enron would not find
>it profitable to build the wind farm at Condor Pass. We urge that when the
>Congress renews the Wind Energy Tax Credit, it say that no wind farm can
>receive the federal tax subsidy if it is within 10 miles of designated
>critical condor habitat. We urge people to contact their Members of
>Congress in support of the condor and this vital change in the Wind Energy
>Tax Credit. People can use the web site to send this message to Congress.
>The California condor is one of the rarest of North America's birds. The
>Fish and Wildlife Service spends a million dollars a year to try and help
>this magnificent bird recover in the wild. It is hard to imagine a worse
>idea than putting a condor Cuisinart next door to critical condor habitat.
>Kill the Condor? The answer must be no. We look forward to working with
>Members of Congress and the public to ensure a future in the skies for the