Letters to the editor for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 | NevadaAppeal.com

Letters to the editor for Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014

Green energy is killing wildlife

“Green energy” is killing birds, bats, monarch butterflies and others by the millions.

Windmills are put in the bird migratory paths because that is where the winds are. Migratory birds moving through these paths are chopped up by the windmill blades; eagles and others have their wings torn off and are still alive to starve to death or be thrown live into garbage receptacles.

Acres of solar panels fry birds’ feathers and incinerate birds and other entities flying over them. Geothermal systems have sump areas where used oil that has cooled and lubricated high speed earth drills is dumped into open, uncovered pits. When birds see those sump areas from the air, they think it is water, and when they land in the sticky soup, they cannot get out. They die there.

The lithium mine in Nevada has huge ponds of saline and heavy metals. Migratory birds land on the water, ingest the concoction and die.

These methods could be built safer for birds and others, but none of the people connected with them want to spend the money and time. Also, Obama recently declared that the owners/operators of these debacles can operate them for 30 years without having to account for the millions of birds and others being destroyed.

Nancy Laird

Washoe Valley

Supervisors don’t have to max out taxpayers’ credit card

To the Board of Supervisors and the mayor,

Why do you feel the need to max out the taxpayers’ credit card (at the tune of $50 million), so quickly? Slow down! Every project has a vision.

Boys and Girls Clubs vision an $8 million gym. Carson Animal Services Initiative visions a $4 million animal shelter. The 20/20 project has a vision to beautify Carson City with $27 million.

If you can’t slow down, can you learn to fund raise for your cause to help defray the cost?

On that note, CASI has raised almost $100,000 that it fund raised for its vision for three years now. The nice thing is it will continue to do so, because it is not waiting for a swipe of a pen from our city leaders.

Sunni Enciso

Carson City