(IntegrityPress.org) – The Biden administration’s host of green energy initiatives appear to have had an unintended consequence in the realm of national security. Policies that many feel are less about renewable energy and more directly meant to cripple the fossil fuel industry have seen fields of wind turbines erected in any number of spots around the country.
The potential threats to endangered wildlife posed by wind-power have already been well-covered in a chorus of legacy outlets, but now another problem has surfaced. Government sponsored industrial-grade windmills are said to be encroaching on underground missile facilities, so much so that the country’s nuclear arsenal is apparently at risk.
The problem appears to be so extensive that the U.S. Air Force has been forced to petition Congress for help. In addition to edging closer to the military’s intercontinental ballistic fleet, the turbines are said to be presenting dangerous obstacles for helicopter pilots, both military and civilian alike.
Offshore wind-based projects can reach heights of over 850 feet. The land-based counterparts the Air Force is worried about aren’t quite that tall, but they’re still extremely hefty, with some towering as much as 650 feet above the ground. In some cases, their individual blades are around 350 feet long.
Air Force officials have requested legislation that will create a buffer zone of two nautical miles around each and every silo installation. One pilot noted that helicopters and missile silos go hand in hand with one another. When a “dry-run” exercise is triggered, security teams are immediately deployed to the facilities.
The windmill farms “stretch for miles,” one flight engineer said. According to Staff Sergeant Chase Rose, their immense blades create excessive turbulence in addition to presenting “a physical obstacle.” He described their flight paths as extremely dangerous and complex.
The Air Force has listed 450 total sites as having been “severely” encroached on by the turbine fields. Their pending congressional request has met little resistance.
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