The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) has been the foundation of migratory bird protection. It imposes penalties on corporations that do not take into account, as part of its environmental study, the impact of their actions upon migratory birds. The current administration has attempted to strip this act of its vital protections by eliminating penalties for all incidental injury. This means one would only have to prove they did not intend to kill birds. Give us a big fat break! Geez.
We've lost billions of birds and could lose up to 2/3 of our bird population due to global warming. This absurd rule change would of course lead to decisions that do not take into account impacts upon bird population. This is why a judge overruled it, recognizing its illegality and disregard for the spirit of the MBTA. So, now, determined, they're trying again-- in a rushed Final Environmental Impact Statement which minimizes the comment period. Please read this article and call your legislator to offer your support for the Migratory Bird Protection Act, a bill currently being considered which would protect the MBTA from this corrupt intervention.
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