Ask the FAA and SpaceX to take steps to protect birds!

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has pushed back the final review of SpaceX’s Starship rocket project in Boca Chica, Texas, due to a deluge of comments from activists like you. 

 The FAA is going through more than 19,000 responses as it develops the final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for the Starship project. The document’s new release date is March 28th.

 Now is the time to turn up the pressure to keep birds and other wildlife in Boca Chica safe from the negative impacts of SpaceX’s operations. Sign our follow up petition urging the FAA and SpaceX to conduct a full-scale, in-depth analysis of SpaceX’s environmental impacts. 

 Ongoing construction, fires, and rocket debris have impacted important bird and wildlife habitats, harming vulnerable bird species, including the federally Threatened Red Knot and Piping Plover.

 How serious is the threat to birds?  According to an analysis by Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program in Corpus Christi, the Piping Plover population in the Boca Chica region has decreased by 54 percent over the past 3 years since SpaceX started testing and launching rockets.

 Despite the dangers to birds, the FAA has provided minimal oversight of SpaceX even as it expands operations.

 Tell the FAA to step up and require a comprehensive study of how the company’s operations will impact birds, wildlife, and the environment.

 ABC supports space exploration, but it should not come at a high cost to birds and wildlife here on Earth. Too much sensitive public land has already been affected by SpaceX’s Boca Chica facility — and much more is at risk if we don’t raise our voices now.

 Help us protect birds in Boca Chica: Demand a full scale, in-depth analysis of SpaceX’s environmental impacts.

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