The law has already saved billions of birds. Here`s how he`s accomplished so much in his 100-year history. For example, if the government`s interpretation of the law had been in effect in 2010, BP would not have had consequences under the MBTA for the more than one million birds killed in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP eventually paid $100 million in fines, including through the MBTA provisions. In 2018, Audubon and several other organizations filed complaints challenging this opinion. Eight states filed a similar complaint in September 2018. In August 2020, a federal district court ruled that the government`s complaints did not correspond to the intent and language of the century-old law. In her judgment, Justice Caproni stated that the policy “goes against the MBTA`s objective in protecting migratory bird populations” and “goes against the overt importance of the MBTA.” At the same time, Congress is taking action. A bipartisan group of more than 90 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsored the Migratory Bird Protection Act, which would protect birds and order the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to develop an authorization procedure for the incident, in which the companies involved would implement best management and compliance practices.
, which would foster innovation in the best possible prevention of bird deaths. Apodiforms Family APODIDAE Subfamily CYPSELOIDINAE Cypseloides niger, Black Swift Streptoprocne zonaris, White-collared Swift Subfamily CHAETURINAE Chaetura pelagica, Chimney Swift Chaetura vauxi, Vaux`s Swift Chaetura brachyura, Short-tailed Swift Hirundapus caudacutus, White-throated Needletail Aerodramus spodiopygius, Whitebrust-Swiftlet Aerodramus bartschi, Mariana Swiftlet subfamily APODINAE Apus apus, Common Swift Apus pacificus, Fork-tailed Swift Apus melba, Alpine Swift Aeronauts saxatalis, White-throated Swift Tachornis phoenicobia, Antille , Mexican Violetear Anthracothorax prevostii, brown-green Mango Anthracothorax sundayus, Antillean Mango Anthracothorax viridis, Green Mangue Eulampis jugularis, Purple-throated Carib Eulampis holosericeus, Green-throated Carib Eugenes fulgens, Rivoli`s Hummingbird Heliomaster constantii, Plain-capped Starthroat Lampornis amethystinus, Amethyst-throated Mountain-gem Lampornis clemenciae, BlauKehlchen-Berg-gem Calothorax luzifer, Lucifer Kolibri Archilochus colubris, Rubinrehlen Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri, Schwarzkinn Kolibri Mellisuga minima, Vervain Kolibri Nesophlox evelynae, Bahama Woodstar Calypte anna, Anna`s Hummingbird Calypte costae , Costas Kolibri Atthis heloisa, Bourdon Kolibri Selasphorus platycercus, Breitschwanz Kolibri Selasphorus rufus, Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus sasin, Allen es Hummingbird Selasphorus calliope, Calliope Hummingbird Chlorostilbon maugaeus, Puerto Rican Emerald Cynanthus Broad-billed Hummingbird Antillean Crested Hummingbird Amazilia beryllina, Berylline Hummingbird Amazilia yucatanensis, Buff-bellied Hummingbird Amazilia rutila, Ci Hummingbird Amazilia violiceps, Violet-crowned Hummingbird Hylocharis leucotis, White-eared Hummingbird Hylocharis xantusii, Xantus`s Humbird , intergovernmental agencies , international non-governmental organizations and the international economic sector.