I found this while doing research on Pelagius, believe it or not. It comes from this page: http://welshpatriot.blogspot.com/2011/07/congratulations-to-pobl-powys-on-your.html
I can’t decide how I feel about this, in part because we are having the very same discussion in Oregon, though it is less the Umatilla Tribe that opposes windfarms than people who live in the Columbia River gorge who don’t want their view spoiled. I have never heard the building of wind farms framed in terms of nationalism, but it’s all over the web for Wales:
This one attests that the white eagle’s habitat is being destroyed. Wind farms were blamed for eagle deaths in Norway: http://www.socme.org/may06downloads/birds0506.jpg
Though my son points out that more birds are killed (by a magnitude of a hundred fold) by glass windows every year than wind farms. “Building window strikes may account for 97 to 976 million bird deaths each year.” This is from the department of fish and wildlife: http://www.fws.gov/birds/mortality-fact-sheet.pdf In contrast, “Federal government estimates indicate that 22,000 wind turbines in operation in 2009 were killing 440,000 birds per year.” http://www.abcbirds.org/newsandreports/releases/110208.html
Obviously, there are way more windows than wind turbines, but . . . someone needs to do the math on this for me.
I’ve gotten way off track, but the Welsh, for good reason, have a long history of viewing encroachments by English government/corporations in exactly that light, regardless of what that organization actually accomplishes. Thoughts?