The New York Post reports – Blades from a wind turbine in Baychester flew off the massive structure Monday, crashing to the street below, according to officials.
No one was injured — but a car was smashed and a billboard was knocked down around 1:20 p.m. at 500 Baychester Avenue, according to fire and police officials.
State Sen. Jamaal Bailey and Assemblyman Mike Benedetto claimed at the scene in an impromptu press conference the structure was put up quick “in order to try and make a buck” — and called on the city Department of Buildings to “make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.”
“This shouldn’t have been put up so hastily. A wind turbine should not be able to be taken down by the wind,” Bailey said.
“We should thank our lucky stars this didn’t happen on a school day and that nobody was hurt,” Bailey added.
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Bailey: “A wind turbine should not be able to be taken down by the wind.” pic.twitter.com/5ZCeea2l9a
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The photo below shows a massive part of the wind turbine landing directly in front of a local 7 Eleven store, narrowly missing the store and vehicles parked outside.
In 2017, 100 Percent Fed Up reported about the dangers wind turbines pose to wildlife. Wind turbines kill an estimated 140,000 to 328,000 birds each year in North America, making it the most threatening form of green energy. And yet, it’s also one of the most rapidly expanding energy industries: more than 49,000 individual wind turbines now exist across 39 states. –Audubon
Democrats pushing for more wind turbines in America remain silent about the bird holocaust caused by the bird dismemberment machines every year.
Here’s the real danger to birds in America that few Democrats are willing to address:
In 2010 David Newstead, a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service field biologist visited the Gulf shoreline of Laguna Madre, Texas, to survey skimmers, terns, and egrets. But it was a flock of 15 American White Pelicans that caught his eye, flying toward the nearby Peñascal wind farm. As he watched, a pelican at the flock’s tail end was swiped by a massive turbine blade and “literally ‘erased’ from the air,” Newstead wrote afterward. This in itself isn’t surprising—wind turbines are notorious bird killers—but this specific farm was supposedly equipped with radar that could detect approaching birds and halt the blades. The radar had failed to do its job.
Watch as what appears as this bird that appears to be an eagle, is killed as it’s chopped by a blade on this powerful wind turbine: