Brooke Marcus Wahlberg Comments on White House Seeking Public Input on MBTA
Brooke Marcus Wahlberg was quoted in the Bloomberg Law story, “Interior Seeks New Public Input on Migratory Bird Rule.” The story examines the initial steps that the Biden administration has taken to potentially undo Trump administration rulemaking under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) that lifted protections for migratory birds. The rule (RIN: 1018—BD76) was set to take effect on February 8th, and was under review following a January 20th White House memo that called for federal agencies to freeze the effective dates of rules that have not yet been implemented, and open them up to public comments.
Commenting on what actions the Biden administration would have to undertake to undo the rule, Brooke said, “The Trump administration finalized the rule in its final months . . . the Interior Department must conduct a formal rulemaking to repeal it.”