migratory bird treaty act

Supreme Court Rejects Environmentalists' Border Fence Case

Article: Supreme Court Rejects Environmentalists' Border Fence Case

WASHINGTON, DC, June 23, 2008 (ENS) – The U.S. Supreme Court today decided not to hear a plea by two environmental groups to limit the Bush administration’s power to waive laws in order to construct a fence along the U.S.-Mexican border. In April, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that he was waiving 36 federal…

Ship Pilot Charged in San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

Article: Ship Pilot Charged in San Francisco Bay Oil Spill

SAN FRANCISCO, California, March 18, 2008 (ENS) – The pilot of the container ship that collided with the San Francisco Bay Bridge last November resulting in a 58,000 gallon oil spill, was charged Monday with violating two federal laws, the Clean Water Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. According to the criminal charges filed…

Poisoning Migratory Birds Costs Colorado Man $60,000

Article: Poisoning Migratory Birds Costs Colorado Man $60,000

DENVER, Colorado, January 4, 2008 (ENS) – The deliberate misapplication of agricultural insecticide led to over 2,200 migratory bird deaths on a single piece of property in Colorado last year. Today, the man responsible for illegally applying the insecticide to his property pleaded guilty and was sentenced in federal court in Denver. Lyle Ravenkamp of…