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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
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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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.

Wind power is a protected enterprise - oil is not. Crony capitalism, comrade, crony capitalism.

21 posted on 08/27/2013 11:20:48 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: BigEdLB

I’ve said many times the Baraqqis need to hire a corps to harvest the shredded poultry downstream to feed to America’s “starving millions”.


22 posted on 08/27/2013 11:20:58 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Meanwhile on the local radio news, I was hearing how they’ve picked up 7,000 dead ducks in the local wildlife refuge / marshland who died from botulism in the last couple of weeks. Can’t find a link.


23 posted on 08/27/2013 11:22:50 AM PDT by Rio
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Yet, operators of wind farms can apply for a receive “take permits” allowing them to kill a number of eagles each year.


24 posted on 08/27/2013 11:24:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Zuse; All
Any person “they” want to throw in jail is breaking some law.

"You bring me the man, I'll find you the crime" - Lavrentiy Beria

25 posted on 08/27/2013 11:26:39 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Eco-Nazis

More Big Goverenment stooges sucking out America’s lifeblood


26 posted on 08/27/2013 11:27:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize - Voltaire)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

“To be consistent, the government would have to criminalize driving, construction, airplane flights, farming...” the judge wrote.”

The judge shouldn’t have suggeasted this to the the the, I don’t even know how to describe them we need a George Orwell to create a job description for these ??


27 posted on 08/27/2013 11:27:54 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: duffee

i wonder if they know about the carnage that the blue football field at Boise State inflicts on water fowl?


28 posted on 08/27/2013 11:32:59 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: duffee

i wonder if they know about the carnage that the blue football field at Boise State inflicts on water fowl?


29 posted on 08/27/2013 11:33:12 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nascarnation

Won’t happen. They are already going after food banks and places where hunters have donated meats to feed the hungry. The food banks because they were not licensed and inspected to provide foods to the public as restaurants are, or because they were not putting out a nutritionally and cholesterol-free selection such as moochele has mandated, or in the case where hunters and ranchers have donated meats because the foodstuffs provided had not been passed through a licensed and certified USDA Food Inspector and approved for public consumption. Like Tofurky or wheat grass even.


30 posted on 08/27/2013 11:33:54 AM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
Thats despicable!.........

31 posted on 08/27/2013 11:38:00 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Yes, that is absurd. However, in my former career, I worked in the oil-well drilling industry. I saw first-hand the way some of my former employers engaged in outrageous disregard of their responsibilities with respect to the environment. On my first day in the oil patch, I was told to get rid of a couple of dozen half-full 5-gallon cans of lead-based paint. The order was given to throw them overboard! On another job, the rig I worked on moved to another state. I had the occasion to visit the old location a couple of months later. There was trash all over and I saw a deer that had walked into the waste pit, got stuck and died there. I was pretty ashamed of my occupation at that point. So bottom line is, yes this seems petty, but there are real issues associated with energy production that shouldn’t be shrugged off. FWIW


32 posted on 08/27/2013 11:43:19 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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To: BigEdLB

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Your cat will be detained for an undetermined time, at your expense .
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33 posted on 08/27/2013 11:45:35 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Sierra Club planting dead ducks and then SWATTING the target victim.


34 posted on 08/27/2013 11:50:29 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: BigEdLB

>>>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...

Wasn’t there a lady in Britain who campaigned to eliminate sparrows because she said they carried disease?

Then there was Chairman Mao who went after sparrows in his campaign against 4 pests: “rats, flies, mosquitoes, and sparrows. The extermination of the last upset the ecological balance, and enabled crop-eating insects to proliferate.” See Wikipedia’s entry for “Four Pests Campaign.


35 posted on 08/27/2013 11:54:51 AM PDT by Hop A Long Cassidy
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To: Zuse

I think you’ve hit upon why obama has no opposition. “They” can make you guilty of any crime “they” choose.


36 posted on 08/27/2013 11:58:58 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (When you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

When will all those windmill owners be prosecuted for all the protected birds that are getting killed flying into the darned monstrosities?


37 posted on 08/27/2013 12:00:18 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: GOYAKLA
Actually, your post is not that far from the truth -in a similar vein. If you have any vehicle registered in your name, the government will garnish your wages to pay for their registration if you do not get them registered by the due date.

Of course, they also say that you can not "legally" register as owned any vehicle if you do not have a Driver's Licence, even if you only intend to use it (them) on your own property. They WILL impound it if you do not comply.

38 posted on 08/27/2013 12:12:14 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

Nothing to see here, just a sub-par government lawyer finding a way to squeeze money out it’s subjects. If they fight it in court then even more lawyers will get even more money. We are owned by a lawyerstocracy.


39 posted on 08/27/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: TStro

They would but there is too much of a chance that they would fly their helicopter into the wind turbine .... you’re not dealing with even average intelligence here.


40 posted on 08/27/2013 12:19:46 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Progressives are never accountable for "unintended consequences" .... just for causing most)
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To: ThunderSleeps
Did they happen to fly near any windmill farms and count the number of dead birds around them?

They should be easy to spot because the ground looks like it's covered in snow from all the bones.

41 posted on 08/27/2013 12:20:54 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Utilizer
Oh, and I forgot to add: You will also be charged a towing fee for each vehicle impounded, and approximately 25 dollars per day per vehicle, depending upon the impound yard where stored which you will have to pay in full AFTER your paperwork is stamped as corrected by the authorities and they verify that all applicable fees have been paid.

Did I mention that you must have valid insurance policies attached to all of them as well before they will release them to you?

42 posted on 08/27/2013 12:46:44 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

We are in this shape today because we gave up tar and feathering.


43 posted on 08/27/2013 1:07:18 PM PDT by Joe Bfstplk
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To: ClearCase_guy

Once capitalism is destroyed and the bureaucrats and party operatives are running what’s left of industry, these little “dust ups” will only be necessary to explain internal power struggles.


44 posted on 08/27/2013 1:38:06 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: LucianOfSamasota

I think the Duck Dynasty guys would fix this problem PDFQ.


45 posted on 08/27/2013 2:51:51 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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