US$1.4 billion project put on hold to save baby owls

The Chevron Pascagoula Refinery in Pascagoula, Mississippi, put its major expansion project on hold after it recently found two baby owls nesting atop an elevator shaft. According to an online report the Great Horned Owls are said to be a protected species and should be left alone until they are done nesting, which can take up to six weeks. Demolition was set to take place on February 17, but Chevron plans to cooperate with the natural process of its feathered guests.

Who knew the top of an elevator shaft in a noisy oil refinery could be so comfortable?

Photo source: Chevron Pascagoula Refinery

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