Oil Lobby Cheers Trump Policy That Lets Oil Companies Kill Birds
Published on January 8th, 2021 | by Nexus Media
January 8th, 2021 by Nexus Media
With just two weeks left in office, the lame duck Trump administration published a rule to allow industries to kill migrating birds so long as they don’t intentionally kill them.
The rule, which would weaken a century-old law protecting migratory birds, is based on a legal opinion rejected and vacated by a federal judge last August.
Oil pits alone kill up to 1 million birds per year, and oil industry groups including the American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Exploration and Production Council (AEPC) cheered the new rule.
Article courtesy of Nexus Media, a nonprofit climate change news service.
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