Posted by: Sandy Steinman | July 31, 2021

Urge Congress to Support the Migratory Bird Protection Act

From National Audubon

Earlier this year, a federal rule dramatically weakened the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), our nation’s most important bird protection law. Under the weakened law, companies are no longer liable for preventable bird deaths from industrial hazards. For example, if this policy had been in place in 2010, BP would have faced no consequences under the MBTA for the one million birds killed in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. But there is hope.
Legislation has just been reintroduced in Congress to restore and strengthen the MBTA.

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