"Environmentalists Wary About Harm To Birds From Texas Oil Spill"

"Less than a week after an oil spill in the Houston Ship Channel, environmentalists say there has been limited damage to nearby bird sanctuaries, but it is too soon to know whether there will be long-term problems to wildlife.

More than 200 birds have been fouled by oil from the spill, caused by a collision involving a fuel barge and a ship on Saturday, according to Richard Gibbons, conservation director of Houston Audubon. The birds are of a variety of species.

'It's a terrible event,' Gibbons told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. 'It sure could have been a lot worse.'"

Michael Muskal reports for the Los Angeles Times March 27, 2014.

SEE ALSO:

"Houston Channel Vessel Jam Eases as Oil Cleanup Gathers Speed" (Reuters)

"Houston Ship Channel Re-opens After Oil Spill" (ENS)

"Galveston Oil Spill Damage Could Be More Than Meets the Eye" (Aljazeera America)

Friday, March 28, 2014