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