Oil & Birds Don't Mix

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Make Some Noise: Speak up for Birds

The anniversary of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf is a perfect time to speak out for our nation's birds and their habitats. Today, we ask you to engage at least three people in the growing national conversation about saving birds, their habitats, and the web of life on which we all depend.

Audubon President David Yarnold's recent essay in the Huffington Post is a good place to start. Read it below and then share it with three friends or colleagues who might be interested.

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Big Oil's Arctic Bet: A Fool's Risk

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." We've all heard it -- and lived it -- as individuals and collectively as Americans.

We've all had to confront someone who has fooled or even misled us. But when Big Oil repeatedly tells us a monumental lie, we're struck with collective amnesia.

Marking the second anniversary of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, which occurred April 20, 2010, we can't help but remember the rage and heartbreak we all felt when 11 men died and we saw images of oiled Brown Pelicans flattened to the wet sand. Scientists are just now reporting ominous disruptions in the Gulf's underwater food chain and we still don't fully understand the long-term impact on birds and other wildlife. Read more at David's blog on Huffington Post.

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