Interior cited overwhelming public opposition for its decision, saying Sand Lake National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern South Dakota is widely valued as a sanctuary for migratory birds and other wildlife.
U.S. Department of Interior
Former Department of Interior officials object to recent Trump administration ruling on the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Interior’s Office of the Solicitor declared last month that the MBTA does not prohibit incidental take of birds. These natural resources professionals and career public servants disagree.