12 Jan '18, 6pm

Department of the Interior Guts Enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Department of the Interior Guts Enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Great Blue Heron. Photo: Madeline Poster/Audubon Photography Awards Stop Free Passes for Bird-Killing Industries Tell Congress and the Department of the Interior to uphold America's most important bird protection law. Take Action In December, the Department of the Interior released an interpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act that eliminates its ability to hold industries accountable for bird deaths. Reversing decades of practice by administrations under both political parties, this legal opinion drastically limits the law and puts hundreds of species of birds at greater risk. This attack on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act comes at a time when we are celebrating the Year of the Bird , honoring the one-hundredth anniversary of this visionary law. Passed in 1918 with leadership from Audubon and chapters across the nation, the MBTA protects nearly all of our country’s nat...

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