Summary of DOAS Statement on the Constitution Pipeline, January 2015

Read the complete document here. Summary Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society is a Chapter of the National Audubon Society with 500 members in the region affected by the Constitution Pipeline. This is an immense project, involving over 200 waterway crossings in New York, and affecting numerous wetlands, aquifers and public water supplies. The impacts of the pipeline construction and operation […]

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DOAS Position on Lead Ammunition

There is abundant scientific evidence documenting the negative impacts of ingesting spent lead ammunition on doves, pigeons, loons and other waterfowl, eagles, vultures and other scavengers, as well as other wildlife. Similarly, there is much documentation that these birds ingest lead shot, and lead fragments from wounded and unretrieved prey, or discarded animals or entrails. […]

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Audubon Calls Pipeline A Threat To Birds

Fragmented forests will reduce nesting, says local group The local Chapter of the National Audubon Society is terming the proposed Constitution Pipeline “a clear and present threat to bird habitat” in comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on the pending Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the project. The corridor for the 122-mile pipeline through central New […]

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Policy on Birding Ethics

At its April 16, 2013 meeting, the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Board of Directors officially adopted the American Birding Association‘s Principles of Birding Ethics as DOAS policy. There are four main areas addressed in this document: The welfare of birds and their environment Respecting the law and the rights of others Ensuring that feeders and nest structures are safe […]

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Natural Gas Drilling

DOAS Comments on the DEC’s revised draft SGEIS (January 11, 2013) DOAS Position on Gas Drilling and Hydrofracking (October 20, 2009) Our Chapter has submitted formal comments to the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) on draft regulations for water use and disposal for hydrofracking gas wells. The DRBC is an interstate agency that oversees ground and surface […]

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