National Audubon Society

New York leads effort to restore bird protection law

(National Audubon Society)WASHINGTON — Attorneys General from eight states – led by New York’s Barbara Underwood, along with AGs from California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico and Oregon – filed litigation Wednesday challenging the Trump Administration’s move to eliminate longstanding protections for waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The suit was filed in the Southern District…

In Wyoming, proposed oil and gas project in key sage grouse habitat draws concern

(Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Agriculture)Oil and gas activity in Wyoming’s Converse County is looking up, but a proposed project to ride off the expected boom reportedly poses a possible threat to the greater sage grouse. The project would involve drilling 5,000 wells over 10 years. The Douglas Core Area, which is protected sage grouse habitat, would be included…