SpaceX Destroys Habitat of Endangered Species, Defies Federal Approval Process

October 22, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., October 21, 2021) While SpaceX is focusing on exploring distant planets, the company's operations are taking a toll on planet Earth, specifically in Boca Chica, Texas. Here, the SpaceX Starship Super Heavy Project and launch site are being built and expanded, even … Read More>>

ABC's Position on Energy Development and Climate Change

October 21, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., October 21, 2021) A recent article mischaracterized American Bird Conservancy's position on energy development and climate change. Here are the key facts: ABC recognizes that renewable energy is essential in the fight against climate change. We support wind energy when specific steps … Read More>>

Senate Drops Rider Exempting Greater Sage-Grouse from Endangered Species Act

October 18, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., October 18, 2021) The Senate FY 22 Interior Appropriations bill released today excludes a provision exempting protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) for the once-abundant but now rapidly declining Greater Sage-Grouse. The House of Representatives has already passed an Interior bill … Read More>>

Migratory Birds to Regain Federal Protections, but to Reverse Declines, More Action Needed

September 29, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., September 29, 2021) Today, the Biden Administration announced that it plans to reverse a harmful rule change that undermined the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), as well as undertake a new initiative to reduce accidental but preventable bird deaths. “We are encouraged that … Read More>>

Eleven U.S. Bird Species Soon to be Declared Extinct, Including Eight Hawaiian Birds

September 29, 2021

Media Contact: Jordan Rutter, Director of Public Relations| jerutter@abcbirds.org | @JERutter (Washington, D.C., September 29, 2021) Eleven U.S. bird species are on their way to being declared extinct — and "eight of them are in Hawai'i,” noted Mike Parr, President of American Bird Conservancy (ABC), commenting on news announced today by the U.S. Fish and … Read More>>

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