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One Million Birds Saved by Fed Actions in Oil and Gas Fields


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NPintail-drake_Owen-DeutschTN.jpgAccording to a recently released policy document from the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management, migratory bird deaths at oil and gas operation waste pits have been reduced by 50 -75 percent in the last 15 years, saving an estimated one to one and a half million birds from grisly deaths caused by their landing in chemical-laden waste water pits associated with oil and gas operations. The policy document says that bird mortality has been reduced from about two million per year in 1997 to between five hundred thousand and one million per year today.

 

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