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Migratory bird protections to be permanently restored by Biden administration

President Joe Biden’s administration said Thursday it would revoke a rule put in place by former Interior Secretary David Bernhardt that barred government authorities from holding companies liable for environmental violations leading to the deaths of birds protected under the century-old Migratory Bird Treaty Act unless the companies intentionally did so. ... Read more»

Few criminal cases target big air polluters

In policing the nation’s polluters, criminal prosecution is the government’s most potent weapon. Congress passed legislation 21 years ago to strengthen criminal enforcement and encourage the EPA and the Justice Department to go after the worst violators of air pollution laws. But an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News shows the extent to which this vision has gone unrealized.... Read more»