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These pits are deadly to birds. But feds won’t penalize oil companies

Rainbow sheen and oil are visible from a plane above these oil company pits in northern Wyoming. The stream leading from the pits also shows oil. Birds land on pits like these, thinking they are places to rest or feed, only to get trapped and die.

Credit: Elizabeth Shogren/Reveal

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