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Old 03-04-2008, 04:58 PM
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Default Cell Tower Law Protects Birds

Federal Court Orders Cell Tower Safeguards for Migrating Birds

Decision could save millions of birds killed each year in tower collisions
Washington, DC A federal court of appeals today issued a ruling ordering the Federal Communications Commission to carefully evaluate the potential adverse effects of communications towers on migratory bird populations of the Gulf Coast region. A panel of federal judges ruled that national environmental laws like the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Policy Act require the FCC to more carefully consider these possible adverse effects in its tower permitting process.

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