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Maybe Mass Transit Does Hate America: Amtrak Train Kills Bald Eagle

by Ben Jervey

February 6, 2011

As if Republicans needed another reason to hate mass transit, late last night the very symbol of American freedom was crushed by a train. An Amtrak train struck and killed a bald eagle. The tragic incident occurred on Amtrak's popular Northeast line between Baltimore and Wilmington, Delaware. (No word on whether Joe Biden was on board.)

Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be spending the rest of the afternoon trying to figure out where I can wager on this item leading the Colbert Report tonight.

Thanks, PJ, for the heads up.

Badass illustration from the Stephen Colbert South Carolina Primary Party

Ben Jervey More Info

Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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Maybe Mass Transit Does Hate America: Amtrak Train Kills Bald Eagle