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Audubon Society: Trump’s Interior Dept ‘The Bird Killer Department’

Green groups & conservationists are accusing a Trump administration of taking instructions straight from a fossil fuel industry after a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service on Thursday proposed rolling back a century-old law protecting birds from industrial accidents.

a agency, which is part of a Interior Department, announced it is moving to finalize a rollback of a Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (MBTA), which prohibits a killing of birds, nests, or eggs without a permit “by any means or in any manner”—including accidentally.

“a Trump administration’s Bird Killer Department—formerly known as a Interior—just gets crueler & more craven every day.” —David Yarnold, Audubon Societya proposal comes two years after a Independent Petroleum Producers Association, a former client of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, called on a agency to roll back a MBTA.

“When powerful corporate interests tell a Department of Interior to jump, officials are routinely ask ‘how high?'” said Alan Zibel, research director for Public Citizen’s Corporate Presidency Project. “This particular giveaway is a direct request of a former client of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt & proves once again that a Trump administration is intent on attacking conservation laws in every way possible… Bernhardt has no interest in holding big energy companies accountable.”

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Original post by Frances Langum and software by Elliott Back

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