Liz Cheney, daughter of The Dick,
and a puppet/representative of Big Oil wants to increase their profits, and is willing to sacrifice untold numbers of migratory birds, incl hawks, ducks and geese.
Oil companies are now forced to cover or drain pools of excess/left over oil, cuz it looks like water to migrating birds.
When they land in it they are condemned to a slow, painful death.
Liz, like her father, doesn't care about collateral damage when profits are involved and she snuck legislation that would GUT protections for migratory birds.
Same old shit from Pubs, where making money NUMBER ONE, and 'who cares' about the victims.
Earlier this week, in a last-minute move with little debate, Representative Liz Cheney snuck an amendment into a larger energy bill that would gut the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. This provision, added during a House committee vote, would turn back the clock decades in protecting birds and give industries a free pass to kill birds with impunity.
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA), signed into law in 1918, is among the oldest wildlife protection laws on the books. Its creation was one of the National Audubon Society’s first major victories, and in the years since its enactment, the MBTA has saved millions, if not billions, of birds.
The century-old MBTA tries to keep birds as safe as possible. But many of the problems birds face today—oil pits and spills, are (relatively) new. Birds can die when they land on an uncovered oil waste pit that appears to be typical pond. These kinds of deaths are called "incidental takes," that is, deaths that occur due to activities that are otherwise lawful.
It's now Liz Cheney(R) against MBTA, and with the Trumpies in charge, the birds are in trouble....