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Old 03-04-2008, 04:58 PM
Terry Suchma Terry Suchma is offline
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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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Old 03-05-2008, 02:04 PM
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That is very interesting. I wonder what they can do to make the migration safer and still maintain cell phone service. I see those guide wires bracing those towers and sometimes those wires are almost invisible to me and I know they are there!
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