11 Jan '18, 5pm

Former DOI Officials Want Zinke to Reconsider Changes to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Former DOI Officials Want Zinke to Reconsider Changes to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act By Jamie Rappaport Clark The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) enacted by Congress turns 100 this year, and has been read by federal agencies, including the Department of Justice and the courts, as protecting birds not just from unauthorized hunting but also from being trapped, poisoned or mangled by industrial operations. Migratory birds are increasingly threatened by land development, habitat loss and the effects of climate change . On Dec. 22, 2017, the Solicitor of the Department of the Interior issued a legal memorandum reversing the longstanding interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act to exempt industry—including the oil and gas industry, powerlines and wind energy—from compliance with the U.S.' commitment under international agreements to protect migratory birds. Snow geese...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/former-doi-officials-mbta-252457...

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