This week, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the American Petroleum Institute submitted comments regarding a Notice of Intent from the Fish and Wildlife Service related to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. API and IPAA support the goal of the Service to conserve migratory birds and believe it can be achieved in conjunction with responsible development of our nation’s natural resources. As these comments will explain, however, the associations have significant questions whether the approaches described in the Notice of Intent are either authorized by or consistent with the intent of the statute upon which the Service relies. The associations are also concerned with the efficacy of the program proposed, and whether it singles out activities of our industry over a more comprehensive assessment of the threats that avian species face. Read the full comments HERE.