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

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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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Reinterpretation of Migratory Bird Law Favors Energy Companies

Eight states alongside environmental groups are suing the federal government for its 2017 ruling that allows the incidental killing of migratory birds.

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