The Canadian Press

2009-02-09 | Oilsands Dead Ducks

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The slow death of 500 ducks on a toxic oilsands tailings pond in northern Alberta in April, 2008 led to federal and provincial charges February 9th against Syncrude Canada. Alberta Environment Minister Rob Renner announced the provincial charges carried a maximum fine of 500-thousand dollars. Syncrude attempted to rescue some of the ducks that landed in the tailings pond, but only a handful were taken out of the water for cleaning and none of the birds survived.

Date: 2009-02-09
Placeline: EDMONTON, Alberta.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we have an obligation to enforce our legislation if we believe that there has been an infraction committed under our legislation I think we have an obligation to not only for the environment but to to the public and to the incredible to The credibility of our system if we don't lay charges >>