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Another loss for the lead lobby

July 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Lead ammunition, Pollution

The New York Times editorial board takes note of yet another loss for those who will argue that lead from ammunition in our environment is just fine: So much for another hard workweek in the Senate. The one accomplishment was the unintended protection of the E.P.A.’s authority over lead. Now the agency should protect the […]

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Morro Coast Audubon teaching children the importance of healthy oceans

October 22nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, How to help birds, Important Bird Areas, Pollution

Morro Coast Audubon Society (MCAS) initiated an innovative project over the past year to educate the local residents around Morro Bay about marine debris — any litter that poses a threat to the ocean ecosystem when it enters the current — and the potential harmful impacts on coastal wildlife. Share on Facebook

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Local Audubon chapters across California voice support for nonlead ammunition bill

October 10th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

From the Oregon border, south to San Diego, and east through the Central Valley and Eastern Sierra – local Audubon chapters are voicing strong support in their communities for a bill that will remove toxic lead from the environment. Assembly Bill 711, recently approved by the State Legislature and now awaiting the Governor’s signature, would […]

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The sad legacy of toxic lead in the wild continues

October 4th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Following the transmitter’s signal, it didn’t take me long to find the body of the three-year-old California condor, lying sprawled in the grass beneath a giant pine snag, its nine-and-a-half foot wings half-opened from its body. The date was March 22, 1984 and the foothills of southern Tulare County were spectacular with lush green fields […]

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Former Assemblyman Pedro Nava prods Governor to sign AB 711

October 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Former Assemblyman Pedro Nava this past Sunday penned an opinion piece in his local paper, the Santa Barbara News-Press, encouraging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign Assembly Bill 711, which will require the use of nonlead ammunition for all hunting in California, beginning in 2019. Unfortunately, the piece is behind the newspaper’s paywall, but here are […]

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Why Audubon California is tackling the issue of lead ammunition

October 1st, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Brigid McCormack, California Condor, Lead ammunition, Pollution

We knew going into the 2013 legislative session that a lot more people in Sacramento would be talking about the California Condor than usual. With the introduction of Assembly Bill 711 – which will require the use of nonlead ammunition for all hunting – Audubon California and our partners are taking on one of the […]

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L.A. News Group comes out in favor of a lead-free environment

September 27th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Great to see the L.A. News Group newspapers come out in favor of Assembly Bill 711, which will remove a major source of toxic lead from the environment. The editorial today comes out in all of the LANG properties, including the L.A. Daily News: The governor should sign the bill before the Oct. 13 deadline […]

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L.A. Times backs Assembly Bill 711 and a lead-free environment

September 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Great opinion piece from Carla Hall of the Los Angeles Times today supporting Assembly Bill 711. After being passed by the State Legislature, the bill is now sitting on Gov. Brown’s desk awaiting his signature. A bill that would ban the use of lead ammunition by all hunters throughout California awaits Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. There’s […]

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Of goblets and lead

September 23rd, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

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San Francisco Chronicle editorializes in favor of AB 711 and a lead-free environment

September 20th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Joining just about every other major newspaper in California, the San Francisco Chronicle today tells Gov. Brown to sign Assembly Bill 711, which would require nonlead ammunition for hunting. From the paper’s editorial board: There is no safe level of lead for humans or in the environment. That’s why lawmakers and scientists have worked to […]

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San Francisco Chronicle writes about Assembly Bill 711 and the threat of lead ammunition

September 14th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, California Condor, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Great article in the San Francisco Chronicle today by Peter Fimrite: The issue is not new. Wildlife officials have said 130 species are at risk of poisoning by spent lead ammunition left behind by hunters. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service outlawed the use of lead shot for duck and goose hunting in 1991 because of evidence […]

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Ask Gov. Brown to sign Assembly Bill 711

September 11th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Now that the California Legislature has sent Assembly Bill 711 to the Governor, it’s important that we get as many people as possible to write him encouraging him to sign this important legislation to protect birds and people from the harmful effects of toxic lead. Send him an email right now. It just takes a few […]

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California State Senate passes groundbreaking legislation to require the use of non-lead ammunition in hunting

September 9th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Important legislation requiring the use of non-lead ammunition for hunting today passed the California State Senate by a wide margin. Assembly Bill 711, authored by Assemblymembers Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) and Dr. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), was approved by a vote of 23 to 15. The bill was managed on the Senate floor by Senator Ted W. […]

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Nearly every major newspaper in the state supports Assembly Bill 711

September 9th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

Nearly every major newspaper in California has editorialized in support of Assembly Bill 711 (which will require nonlead ammunition for all hunting), including the Sacramento Bee, the Los Angeles Times, the San Jose Mercury News, the Fresno Bee, the Monterey County Herald, the Riverside Press Enterprise and the Bakersfield Californian. Read them yourself: Sacramento Bee, and […]

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Regulating the use of lead ammunition to protect birds and people is nothing new. Just ask Texas, South Dakota and the 30 others states that currently do so.

September 8th, 2013 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Lead ammunition, Pollution

In 1991, the George HW Bush Administration banned the use of lead shot for waterfowl hunting after decades of research and debate finally resulting in something close to a consensus that the spent lead was slowly decimating populations of ducks and geese. And right now, that law is the baseline for all 50 states in […]

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