The Canadian Press

2015-11-05 | Canaport Bird Kill

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Canaport LNG L-P has pleaded guilty to two charges in connection with the death of about 75-hundred birds that flew into a burning flare at a gas facility in New Brunswick. A provincial court judge ordered the company to pay 750-thousand dollars, which will be distributed to numerous environmental and wildlife organizations. Federal Crown Prosecutor Paul Adams says the aim of the prosecution was the protection of migratory birds. (A third charge was dropped. The company must monitor a bird migration forecast and take any appropriate action to reduce risk to birds. Charges against two other companies -- Irving Canaport G-P and Repsol Canada -- were also dropped.)

Date: 2015-11-05
Placeline: SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 11 seconds

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