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Old 07-18-2009, 12:02 PM   #1
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Feds Charge Companies In Deaths Of Migratory Birds
Jul 3, 2009 10:35 am US/Mountain

- cbs4denver.com
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) ― PacifiCorp and Exxon Mobil Corp. face federal charges of killing scores of migratory birds in Wyoming.

The companies are charged, in separate cases, with violating federal laws protecting birds, according to documents filed last week in U.S. District Court in Cheyenne. The charges are all misdemeanors.

PacifiCorp, which does business in Wyoming as Rocky Mountain Power, is charged in the deaths of 38 golden eagles at power poles in six counties from December 2007 to February 2009.

ExxonMobil faces charges in the deaths of at least 64 birds, including ducks, grebes, passerines and shore birds.

Court records say the birds died after contact with hydrocarbons in an ExxonMobil disposal facility and evaporation ponds in Sublette and Lincoln counties.
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PacifiCorp and Exxon can no doubt afford the fines; not much of a deterrent.
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