Why is that wind power projects do not need an Endangered Species Act Environmental Impact Statements conducted before they are constructed, but a shopping mall or major business is delayed for years because of the supposed presence of listed bugs or snakes?
When wind-power projects can kill thousands of birds, bats, and other flying animals, and get fast-track approval without any consideration for possible wildlife kills.
But yet, if a business, shopping mall, or other major job-creation construction want to build their project, enviro-wackos throw hissifits claiming harm to local and endangered wildlife. Such acts cause undue harm in lost time, wages, jobs, and wasted monies in litigation and time-wasting analyses.
What do you want to bet that should our next pro-energy Congress decices to start allowing the construction of new nuclear power plants, fuel refineries, and other fuel-generating facilities, that said wackos would demand one EIS after another?
[UPDATE] Proof can be found here on Anthony Watts site, WUWT, how a endangered turtle is being forcibly evicted from its protected area due to the existence and time-limit on $900 million dollars in Stimulus Funds for the German company wanting to build the solar collector plant in S. California.