Wind Industry Claims Another Ag-Pilot: Minnesota Crop-Duster Killed in Action

STOP THESE THINGS

plane and turbines

Is there anything to say in favour of these things?

Not only insanely expensive and utterly pointless at every level, they pose a mortal danger to both man and beast.

In the 20 years or so since they’ve spun into heavily subsidised ‘action’, the wind industry’s has managed to clock up a fairly sizeable death count: running at over 160 (so far), which includes 4 killed (pilot and passengers) when a light plane slammed into a turbine in foggy conditions in South Dakota in April 2014.

Ag Pilots – the dare-devils that duck and weave across paddocks to spray crops – are an essential part of modern agriculture. They run plenty of necessary risks, but that posed by an intermittent, heavily subsidised, weather dependent power source is wholly unnecessary; and shouldn’t be one of them.

The risks posed don’t just include 290 tonne, 160m high whirling wonders, but also…

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