This year, as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), our most important bird protection law is under attack. Legislation in Congress (HR 4239), and a new interpretation of the law by the administration, would end the ability to hold industries accountable for bird deaths.
These proposals would prevent enforcement of “incidental” bird deaths, removing incentives for companies to adopt practices that protect birds from threats such as oil waste pits, and eliminating penalties for companies that kill substantial numbers of birds, including from large oil spills.
Urge your members of Congress and the Department of the Interior to uphold the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Click on the following link to sign the National Audubon Society’s Petition to Congress: act.audubon.org
Please call your Senator or Representative and let them know this matters to you.