House Passes Bill In Support Of Bird Conservation

Law360, New York (July 17, 2009, 5:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill that would promote the establishment of voluntary public-private partnerships, or joint ventures, to prioritize and then conserve key bird habitats.

The bill, known as the Bird Habitat Conservation Act, passed the House on Thursday by a 400-0 vote. It will now move to the U.S. Senate, where companion legislation has yet to be introduced.

“Joint ventures are an effective tool to protect the migration patterns of these birds by protecting sensitive lands against development,” said Rep....
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