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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

ExxonMobil found guilty of killing birds


ExxonMobil pleaded guilty in federal court to killing 85 protected birds, including hawks, owls, and waterfowl. The birds died from exposure to natural gas well reserve pits, oil tanks, and waste water storage facilities at Exxon Mobil drilling and production facilities. The company thus violated the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). 
     The company will pay $400,000 in fines and $200,000 in community service fees to waterfowl rehabilitation and preservation programs. The $600,000 paid by ExxonMobil seems substantial. The amount, however, is roughly equal to what the company makes in income in 20 minutes



OWEN YOST, in addition to being a blogger, is a licensed Landscape Architect emeritus who has lived and worked in north Texas for over 30 years. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award of the Native Plant Society of Texas, and is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), International Federation of Landscape Architects, National Wildlife Federation and the Audubon Society. His office is at in Denton.


1 comment:

  1. Truly disgusting. I know where I'm not buying my gas!