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Nation Under Arrest? Oil Exec Charged in Duck Deaths
CBN ^ | Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | Paul Strand

Posted on 08/27/2013 10:58:48 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota

AUSTIN, Texas -- If your cat killed a bird or one flew into a wall of your house and died, you'd be mighty surprised if a federal prosecutor showed up and said he was putting you in jail for that.

That's basically what an Austin-based businessman faced over two dead ducks who met their demise hundreds of miles from him in North Dakota.

Drill sites contain waste pools next to them, and sometimes, birds land in them and drown. Oilman Bud Brigham, head of Brigham Resources, found out a federal prosecutor was on the lookout for such incidents.

"A Justice Department appointee apparently chartered a helicopter to go search for this," Brigham told CBN News, "and flew around to all the different well sites in western North Dakota."

That's where oilmen like Brigham have kicked off an economic boom, going after the oil in the Bakken formation.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbn.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: tyranny
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Shouldn't put the criminals in charge.
1 posted on 08/27/2013 10:58:48 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Why don’t they go after the wind generators? They kill hundreds of thousands of birds, including 10’s of thousands of raptors. The Zero regulators ignore these violators.


2 posted on 08/27/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Wow, two ducks. Did they happen to fly near any windmill farms and count the number of dead birds around them?


3 posted on 08/27/2013 11:01:48 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

haven’t heard of them doing this to the providers of wind energy and all of the birds killed by their turbines (not holding breath)


4 posted on 08/27/2013 11:03:15 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: LucianOfSamasota
But wind turbine operators can kill as many bald eagles as they please.

Ain't selective enforcement of the law grand?

5 posted on 08/27/2013 11:03:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: TStro

And it’s not like ducks are endangered.


6 posted on 08/27/2013 11:07:48 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Any person “they” want to throw in jail is breaking some law.


7 posted on 08/27/2013 11:08:35 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: Doomonyou

Quacks me up.


8 posted on 08/27/2013 11:10:24 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TStro

“Windmills Are Killing Our Birds: One standard for oil companies, another for green energy sources.”
On Aug. 13, ExxonMobil pleaded guilty in federal court to killing 85 birds that had come into contact with crude oil or other pollutants in uncovered tanks or waste-water facilities on its properties. The birds were protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which dates back to 1918. The company agreed to pay $600,000 in fines and fees.
Michael Fry of the American Bird Conservancy estimates that U.S. wind turbines kill between 75,000 and 275,000 birds per year. Yet the Justice Department is not bringing cases against wind companies.

“Somebody has given the wind industry a get-out-of-jail-free card,” Mr. Fry told me. “If there were even one prosecution,” he added, the wind industry would be forced to take the issue seriously.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203706604574376543308399048.html


9 posted on 08/27/2013 11:10:41 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: TStro

Why don’t we go after the damn fools from the injustice department who did this. One was described as an “apointee”. Now who could that fool be?

How many abuses of power will we submit to?


10 posted on 08/27/2013 11:11:32 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Zuse

Including you and me.

Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.

There are so many laws estimates are that each of us commits at least three felonies a day.


11 posted on 08/27/2013 11:13:03 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: LucianOfSamasota

The bankrupting of the coal industry is moving ahead. Now it’s time to go to North Dakota and try to kill the oil business.


12 posted on 08/27/2013 11:13:06 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Zuse

There are so many “laws”, everyone breaks one or more each time they do anything, anywhere, anytime, anyplace.


13 posted on 08/27/2013 11:13:40 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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14 posted on 08/27/2013 11:14:06 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: LucianOfSamasota; mickie
Texas Judge Hovland for the U.S. Supreme Court!

He actually uses common sense and renders an opinion logically.

Leni

15 posted on 08/27/2013 11:14:33 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Bud Brigham.....You're despicable!


16 posted on 08/27/2013 11:15:21 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Give credit where it is due though, the Federal Judge promptly threw the case out.


17 posted on 08/27/2013 11:16:49 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: TStro
Why don’t they go after the wind generators? They kill hundreds of thousands of birds, including 10’s of thousands of raptors. The Zero regulators ignore these violators.

Words can not express how much I despise these slime bags.

18 posted on 08/27/2013 11:17:14 AM PDT by Mark17 (Yesterday I couldn't spell it. Today I are one, a creepy a$$ cracker)
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To: Rusty0604

Now if they were edible fowl, one might properly consider it "Immediate Fricassee"...

We need a cookbook!
19 posted on 08/27/2013 11:18:24 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Oh-oh my cat killed a bird, I think it was a sparrow. What was left of it went into the trash... I guess I should expect a knock at the door from one of Obama’s enforcers...


20 posted on 08/27/2013 11:19:53 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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