Self-proclaimed “environmentalists” have long denied the impact wind farms have on local birdlife. Bio-diversity doesn’t matter much when you’re trying
to destroy the capitalist economy save the planet from dangerous warming.
Now the Victorian Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) will investigate claims of fraud and cover-up surrounding wind farms.
THE beautiful native brolga is set to star in cover-up claims laid before the Victorian anti-corruption watchdog, after police referred allegations that brolga data went missing or was ignored when the state bureaucracy was considering permit applications for two wind farms.
Hamish Cumming, a mechanical engineer and farmer whose Darlington property is near two other proposed wind farm projects, alleges incorrect information about the brolgas flocking and nesting near Chepstowe and Mt Gellibrand was knowingly provided to and accepted by the Department of Sustainability and Environment (now Department of Environment and Primary Industries), with staff gagged if they expressed concern.
DSE guidelines specify wind turbines should be at least 3.2km from brolga nests and 5km from roosting sites. Mr Cumming said he believed senior bureaucrats had been pressured into overlooking the brolga information.
“We’ve got DSE by the short and curlies well and truly now because we’ve proved data has been removed, we’ve proved they’ve gagged staff,” he said. “I’ve had five (DSE) guys come to me and say they’ve been gagged.
“People are just covering their backsides. It’s fraud on a grand scale,” Mr Cumming said.
Indeed – this is fraud on a massive scale; but we all knew that already.
Update: I just wonder if the promoters of this fraud constitute a flight risk, unlike the birds they have murdered or maimed.
Update II: More denial. I got this tweet.
So I followed the link.
It’s not often you can actually say “case closed”, but in this case it’s literally true: climatologist Michael Mann has been cleared of all wrongdoing by the Inspector General of the National Science Foundation.
I was unaware that the highest court in the land was “the Inspector General of the National Science Foundation”. You learn something new everyday.