Wind turbines, on the other hand, kill far, far more birds every year than were killed in the Syncrude event. But the wind power lobby (along with the same crowd that protested against Syncrude) goes out of its way to defend wind turbines:
... [wind power] proponents such as the Canadian Wind Energy Association stress that far more birds — tens of millions annually — are felled by cats, cars, and collisions with skyscrapers. But if that is a sufficient defence, should not the wind farm lobby have flocked to defend Syncrude Canada Ltd. against prosecution for far fewer deaths than routinely occur at wind farms across the country?Good question. It wasn't about birds, it was about oil sands.