12 Jan '18, 6pm

via @audubonsociety

via @audubonsociety

The expansion of oil and gas leasing in sensitive marine areas off the Arctic, Atlantic, and Pacific Coasts threatens vital bird habitat as well as the economic viability of hundreds of coastal communities. In the Arctic, there is no feasible method for cleaning up an oil spill, which would put countless birds at serious risk, such as Spectacled Eiders and Yellow-billed Loons. Atlantic seabirds and shorebirds that would be especially at-risk from offshore oil and gas development include Red Knots, Piping Plovers, and American Oystercatchers. And in the Pacific Ocean, birds such as the Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern would be in heightened danger from expanded drilling.

Full article: http://www.audubon.org/news/white-house-plans-vastly-expa...

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