Bill Introduced to Boost Migratory Bird Conservation

July 13, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., July 13, 2017) In good news for migratory birds, Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) have introduced a bipartisan bill, S. 1537, to reauthorize the Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act (NMBCA), one of the nation's most important bird conservation laws. Now called … Read More>>

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Bird Conservation Groups Win Fight Against Great Lakes Wind Project

June 29, 2017

Contact: Michael Hutchins, Director of ABC's Bird-Smart Wind Energy Program, 202-888-7485, or Kimberly Kaufman, Executive Director, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, 419-898-4070, ext. 201 (Washington, D.C., June 29, 2017) American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and Black Swamp Bird Observatory (BSBO) have won their campaign to stop a planned wind turbine in a major bird migration corridor close … Read More>>

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American Bird Conservancy Supports Bill to Suspend Neonics

June 23, 2017

Contact: Cynthia Palmer, 202-888-7475 (Washington, D.C., June 23, 2017) Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) today introduced the Saving America's Pollinators Act of 2017, directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend registration of a toxic group of pesticides called neonicotinoids, or "neonics." Now the most commonly used insecticides on Earth, … Read More>>

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ABC and Hawai‘i Groups Ask Congress to Boost Efforts to Help Hawaiian Birds

June 13, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 14, 2017) To tackle the worst bird extinction crisis in America, several conservation groups are asking Congress to support a new conservation effort in Hawai‘i that would provide $20 million in funding over the next four years. American Bird Conservancy (ABC) and conservation partners … Read More>>

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Proposed FCC Change Could Weaken Rules for Tower Construction

June 8, 2017

Contact: Jennifer Howard, Director of Public Relations, 202-888-7472 (Washington, D.C., June 8, 2017) Members of the Bird Conservation Alliance and national environmental groups have submitted comments stating their opposition to a proposed Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule that would exempt construction of communication towers from our nation's environmental laws. The comments reflect the groups' concern … Read More>>

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