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Future is Uncertain for Trump-era Changes to Migratory Bird Treaty Act

Tennessee Warbler

Under the prior administration’s reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, companies would not be fined for incidental bird killings that result from events such as oil spills. The Biden administration has blocked the change from going into effect while it seeks more public comment.

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Saving Appalachian streams for crayfish and communities

Two imperiled crayfish will have more protected habitat in Appalachian streams if a plan by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is approved. The agency is taking public comment now.

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Running Buffalo Clover Could be Removed from Endangered Species List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed removing the running buffalo clover from the endangered species list in August. The plant was previously thought to be extinct for more than 40 years before its rediscovery in 1983.

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Federal agency must re-do review of endangered species impacts of Mountain Valley Pipeline

CONTACTS: Doug Jackson, 202-495-3045, doug.jackson@sierraclub.org Cat McCue, 434-293-6373, cat@appvoices.org The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission today requested that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service re-initiate consultation on its Endangered Species Act permit for the fracked-gas Mountain Valley Pipeline. Because the project

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