Mar 19, 2020 IPAA Comments Re: USFWS Proposed Rule and EIS for the Migratory Bird Treat Act comments
“…IPAA members take species conservation seriously, and actively work to protect the environment and habitats where they operate. Many independent producers have Fish and Wildlife-approved Avian Protection Plans and have spent millions on the conservation of listed and candidate species. Many other industries, such as wind and electric transmission companies, share this commitment, but face legal ramifications due to expanded interpretation of the MBTA. This rule, which affirms the Solicitor’s Opinion, M-37050, is an important step to clarify the legal role of the MBTA to support species protection, while limiting inappropriate legal impacts on otherwise lawful activities from an array of industries.