Trump officials move to relax rules on killing birds

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Media Type: Article - Recent

Date of Publication: November 27

Year of Publication: 2020

Publication City: Washington, DC

Publisher: The Washington Post

Author(s): Juliet Eilperin, Sarah Kaplan

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Overhaul of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act would not hold firms liable for ‘incidentally’ causing scores of bird deaths.

A rule change easing companies’ liability for killing birds would not cause unacceptable environmental harm, the Trump administration said in an analysis published Friday, clearing the way for it to finalize a major rollback before the president’s term ends on Jan. 20.

The administration, which is racing to lock in a series of regulatory changes before President-elect Joe Biden takes office, can now publish a final rule modifying the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s interpretation of the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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