Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Launches Legislative Action Campaigns

  Concerned with recent changes to environmental policies, local environmental organization Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society has embarked on a campaign to let government officials know that their constituents value a clean, healthy environment, and are watching their votes.“As we prepare to celebrate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day this weekend, our government is dismantling protections that […]

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Update on Constitution Pipeline

DOAS has been involved in legal action regarding the proposed Constitution Pipeline as an intervenor in the proceedings. We are represented by the environmental law firm Earthjustice, along with the Sierra Club, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Riverkeeper, and others. Our Chapter submitted extensive testimony on the impacts on birds from pipeline construction and operation, focused on the large scale fragmentation of […]

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More help needed for the seas

Last month we wrote of pending regulations that would reduce the toll on marine creatures from bycatch death at the hands of foreign fisheries. There is another opportunity to help fish, this time by letting delivery company FedEx know they need to halt their shipments of shark fins. Shark finning is a brutal practice that […]

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June Conservation Update

An opportunity to strengthen the nation’s most important bird protection law–The greatest achievement of the Audubon Society came in 1918, with the passage of the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). This law came out of the earlier efforts by Audubon and other conservationists to end the market hunting for plumes and food that decimated […]

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April Legislation Update

Threat to lead control–Under the leadership of Tom Salo, our Chapter has been in the forefront of an effort to reduce or hopefully eliminate the significant danger that spent lead ammunition poses to wildlife, particularly scavenging birds such as vultures and eagles. Toxic lead is found in wounded or discarded deer and other animals, and in gut piles left […]

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