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Interior Department Needs a Bird-Friendly Solicitor

Audubon Asks if Daniel Jorjani Will Protect Wildlife.

Washington, D.C. (May 1, 2019) — “One of Daniel Jorjani’s signature acts during his tenure to date was to author an anti-bird legal opinion that hollowed out the one law, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, that protects more than a thousand species of birds that Americans love. That opinion has been rebuked by 17 former Interior Department officials, dozens of members of Congress and more than 500 wildlife and environmental groups from all 50 states as well as by eight states’ Attorneys General,” said Sarah Greenberger, senior vice president for conservation policy at National Audubon Society. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold its hearing on Daniel Jorjani’s nomination to be the Department of the Interior’s solicitor on May 2, 2019.

“As Senators consider his nomination to serve as solicitor for the Interior Department, they should ensure his commitment to use his position to enhance, rather than weaken, critical protections for birds and other wildlife if he is to be confirmed.”

Read about Audubon’s lawsuit against the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Daniel Jorjani here:

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