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Report: Interior must address bird deaths caused by Canada's tar sands

Vt Digger - - 9:05 am Fri Jun 13th, 2014

Destructive mining and drilling practices in the heart of Canada's forest bird nurseries have already killed thousands of birds and are putting millions more at risk, including the critically endangered whooping crane, America's tallest bird.

That's according to an issue brief released today by the National Wildlife Federation and Vermont Natural Resources Council.

The Department of Interior is under a legal obligation - known as the Pelly Amendment - to determine whether tar sands mining and drilling in Canada is undermining a century-old international treaty to protect North America's shared songbirds and waterfowl.

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