CBS News aired Trump administration to gut century-old wild bird law in latest rollback of environmental protect[ions] yesterday. That's a story that could get lost amidst nation-wide demostrations for police accountability, the Retail Apocalypse, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Please watch.
In the latest push to roll back environmental protections, the Trump administration has announced its intent to weaken the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. The Teddy Roosevelt-era law made corporations legally culpable for mass bird deaths on industrial sites. David Ringer of the conservationist non-profit National Audubon Society joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss.Combining this proposed action with the Trump administration weakening enforcement of the Endangered Species Act makes me even more concerned about biodiversity. As I wrote in The effect of the pandemic on the environment for World Environment Day, "my original environmental cause was biodiversity, especially protecting endangered species." This proposed action not only threatens endangered species, but all species of birds in the United States. I hope my readers are just as concerned as I am.
Enough from the latest chapter of environmentalism becoming a partisan issue. Stay tuned for Marching music for the Georgia and West Virginia primaries.