Sen. Whitehouse Endorsement Boosts Migratory Bird Conservation Bill in Senate

February 15, 2018

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., February 15, 2018) In good news for migratory birds, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has endorsed the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), one of the nation's most important bird conservation laws. Now called the Migratory Birds of the Americas Conservation Act, and co-sponsored by Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and … Read More>>

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Maryland Legislature Considers Bird-Friendly Building Design

February 14, 2018

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Feb. 14, 2018) Maryland legislators are poised to make all new state buildings in Maryland safer for birds. This week, a bipartisan group of sponsors introduced bills in the Maryland House (HB 986) and Senate (SB 1009) calling for new state buildings to incorporate bird-safe building … Read More>>

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Groups Call for Stronger Measures to Conserve Sage-Grouse

December 1, 2017

Contacts: Steve Holmer, American Bird Conservancy, (202) 888-7490; Erik Molvar, Western Watersheds Project, (307) 399-7910; Michael Saul, Center for Biological Diversity, (303) 915-8308; Rebecca Fischer, WildEarth Guardians, (406) 698-1489; Gustave Axelson, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, (607) 379-9300 (Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 2017) Conserving Greater Sage-Grouse requires more habitat protection, not less. That's the message conservation groups are … Read More>>

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‘Numerous Inadequacies' Found in Environmental Assessment for Proposed Icebreaker Wind Energy Project

October 31, 2017

Contacts: Black Swamp Bird Observatory: Kimberly Kaufman, Executive Director, 419-898-4070; American Bird Conservancy: Michael Hutchins, Director, Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485 (Washington, DC, Oct. 31, 2017) Bird conservation groups are challenging an industry-supported environmental assessment of Lake Erie's first offshore wind project, citing numerous inadequacies in both science and process. Ohio's Black Swamp Bird Observatory … Read More>>

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Bill Would Make New Federal Buildings Bird-Friendly

October 6, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., Oct. 6, 2017) The U.S. Senate will have an opportunity to act to make all new federal buildings safer for birds. This week, Sen. Cory A. Booker (D-NJ) introduced the Federal Bird-Safe Buildings Act (S. 1920) — the first time such a bill has been … Read More>>

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