This pipeline, and tar sands development is not good for birds so read this and act on this.
A message to all members of WeLoveBirds.org
As the co-founder of WeLoveBirds.org, NRDC informs members of WeLoveBirds.org of environmental issues specifically related to bird conservation. These issues are current and need action for the preservation of birds and their habitats. The proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline is one of these issues.
Each year, billions of birds follow migration routes that converge in one spot in Canada’s boreal forest: the Peace-Athabasca Delta in northeastern Alberta. These undisturbed wetlands provide a resting spot for tundra swans, snow geese and countless ducks, but they are now being threatened by plans for a trans-boundary pipeline that would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast. If approved, the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline would produce more tar sands mining and drilling in the boreal forest, creating toxic waste sites, destroying critical wildlife habitat for millions of birds and generating three times the amount of global warming as conventional fuel production. The 2,000-mile pipeline would also traverse the U.S. heartland, including the Nebraska Sandhills and the Ogallala Aquifer — the source of clean drinking water for 2 million residents.
Please tell the State Department to reject this destructive and unnecessary pipeline. Click HERE.