Obama administration wants to make the skies safer for birds
The Obama administration proposed new laws this week that would protect birds from threats like oil wells, gas flares, and power lines. The laws would provide a comprehensive framework for preventing migratory bird killings resulting from human intervention. The most established bird protection law, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), is nearly 100 years old, and most of it doesn’t account for recently developed threats.
The proposals account for accidental bird death
The MBTA was introduced in 1918 as a way to prevent people from hunting, capturing, killing, and selling near-extinct migratory birds. But many of the threats facing birds today — wind turbines, high-tension power lines, communications towers — weren’t pervasive when…
Source:: The Verge