Interior delays last-minute Trump rule that would weaken bird protections

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A great blue heron stands on a rock near the shoreline in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Great blue herons are among the more than 1,000 species protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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A great blue heron stands on a rock near the shoreline in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Great blue herons are among the more than 1,000 species protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — The Interior Department is delaying a last-minute Trump administration rule that would have weakened a century-old law protecting migratory birds, Interior officials said Thursday.

Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler is a national correspondent for States Newsroom.