Birds flying over the Gulf of Mexico

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is asking for public input on a proposed rule that defines the scope of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). Consumer Energy Alliance President, David Holt shared his perspective.

“We commend the efforts of the Department of the Interior to provide clarity with respect to safeguarding migratory birds. This proposed rule provides needed regulatory certainty for critical energy infrastructure projects that will bring newer, cleaner power to consumers. This proposed rule leaves intact the critical safeguards needed to minimize harm to wildlife while providing clear guidance for renewable and traditional energy companies. The efforts by the Department are essential to ensuring that families, farmers, and small businesses receive affordable, reliable, and increasingly cleaner energy.”

Read more – U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service