Audubon Society

Now in its second century, Audubon connects people with birds, nature and the environment that supports us all. Our national network of community-based nature centers, chapters, scientific, education, and advocacy programs engages millions of people from all walks of life in conservation action to protect and restore the natural world.

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Friday, March 23, 2012
Federal Guidelines a Step Forward for Bird-Friendly Wind Development
“These first-ever federal guidelines are a game-changer and big win for both wildlife and clean energy,” said David Yarnold, President & CEO of Audubon. “By collaborating with conservationists instead of slugging it out, the wind power industry gains vital support to expand and create jobs, and wildlife gets the protection crucial for survival.”
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Thursday, March 22, 2012
Audubon President says Keystone Decision Wrong for the Environment
"The decision to expedite half of the Keystone pipeline is not half wrong, it is all wrong. And worse, it's all about politics," said David Yarnold, President & CEO of the National Audubon Society. "Experts have proven this pipeline may save a penny on a gallon of gas--while creating huge risks for communities and wildlife along its path. Think that's not a real hazard? Ask the people of Kalamazoo or the visitors to Yellowstone last year -- where the impact of spills have done enormous damage."
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Groups Tell Congress:Get Together and Get Gulf Restoration Done
On BP Oil Disaster Anniversary, Groups Tell Congress:Get Together and Get Gulf Restoration Done BP fines should be used to restore Gulf environment and economy (Port Sulphur, La.—Apr. 20, 2011) On the first anniversary of the BP oil well blowout, regional and national leaders urged Congress to hold BP accountable by passing legislation to dedicate BP’s Clean Water Act (CWA) fines to restoring the Gulf’s damaged environment and economy.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Bookmark and Share Audubon President Comments on Report by the National Commission on Gulf Oil Disaster & Recommendations
Statement by David Yarnold, Audubon President, issued upon release of the final report: “The report uses two words the drillers didn’t want to hear: “systemic failure.” Make no mistake: the report says drillers are unprepared for disasters like this. Even after killing 11 and triggering the worst environmental disaster in a generation, industry spokespeople want to distract us from the truth. They claim this was an isolated instance caused by rogue companies. That’s an insult to the families who suffered and to anyone who wants to see reasonable safeguards.
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Congressional Sea Change Needn’t Swamp Environmental Progress
National Audubon Society President & CEO David Yarnold Urges Bipartisan Cooperation to Protect the Environment “Americans may have voted for change in Congress, but no one voted to increase pollution.
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Friday, July 23, 2010
Audobon Leader Comments on Senate Failure to Address Climate Change
Audubon Senior Director of Government Relations Mike Daulton released the following statement in response to an announcement by Majority Leader Harry Reid that Senate Democratic leaders would again postpone their effort to enact serious climate legislation.
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Friday, June 11, 2010
Mississippi River Can Buy Time for Louisiana Wetlands, Scientists Say
Mississippi River water can keep oil away from some of Louisiana's fragile marshes, buying time for critical response efforts, says Audubon coastal scientist G. Paul Kemp, Ph.D. Water levels are dropping, as happens every June, and the window of opportunity will soon close.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Audubon Fears Imperiled Birds Will Be Next Victims of Gulf Oil Disaster
Audubon experts across the Gulf Coast are monitoring the spread of thousands of gallons of oil that threaten to turn last week's drilling platform explosion into a growing environmental disaster.
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