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Center for Biological Diversity
SAN FRANCISCO— Conservation groups reached a settlement agreement on January 16 with the California Department of Transportation to remove netting from bridge overpasses at a highway-widening project in Petaluma, Calif., which trapped, killed and injured scores of cliff swallows and other migratory birds last spring. Caltrans will remove the deadly exclusionary netting from the Petaluma River Bridge and Lakeville Highway Overpass along Highway 101, and instead use hard surface or flexible exclusionary materials to prevent harm to nesting swallows.
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