HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET?? Please take time to send in your comments ON THIS
VERY IMPORTANT MATTER!
Bird protections are under attack in a major way and we have two weeks to make
our voices heard. In 2017 the Administration ceased enforcement of penalties
for bird deaths caused by avoidable industrial hazards. Now the Fish and
Wildlife Service wants to codify that rule. The new rule would apply the
Migratory Bird Treaty Act protections only when an activity “purposefully”
kills birds. The comment period for the draft Environmental Impact Statement
for this new rule is midnight July 20th. Submit your comments here.
This link summarizes the Alternatives in the draft EIS. Alternative B is the
best alternative to return the protections we have traditionally relied on.
You should make reference to this in your letter.
This link takes you to an excellent description of what the loss of these
protections would mean and has talking points you can use for your letter
/ |` Cyndi Routledge
Conservation and Policy Committee of TOS
Southeastern Avian Research