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Regulation is Out of Control

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This is ridiculous! Ugh!

A few months ago the Obama Justice Department brought charges against Continental and six other oil companies in North Dakota for causing the death of 28 migratory birds, in violation of the Migratory Bird Act. Continental's crime was killing one bird "the size of a sparrow" in its oil pits. The charges carry criminal penalties of up to six months in jail. "It's not even a rare bird. There're jillions of them," he explains. He says that "people in North Dakota are really outraged by these legal actions," which he views as "completely discriminatory" because the feds have rarely if ever prosecuted the Obama administration's beloved wind industry, which kills hundreds of thousands of birds each year.

The Weekend Interview with Harold Hamm: How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia - WSJ.com
 

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Obama and his administration is a bunch of a dodo birds. They are just trying to protect their lineage. Shees guys
 
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This is ridiculous! Ugh!

A few months ago the Obama Justice Department brought charges against Continental and six other oil companies in North Dakota for causing the death of 28 migratory birds, in violation of the Migratory Bird Act. Continental's crime was killing one bird "the size of a sparrow" in its oil pits. The charges carry criminal penalties of up to six months in jail. "It's not even a rare bird. There're jillions of them," he explains. He says that "people in North Dakota are really outraged by these legal actions," which he views as "completely discriminatory" because the feds have rarely if ever prosecuted the Obama administration's beloved wind industry, which kills hundreds of thousands of birds each year.

The Weekend Interview with Harold Hamm: How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia - WSJ.com

Sign the Petition that I've set and you'll see a change, bro.
 

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Must be the Justice department hired a bird through a diversity program.
 

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With Eric Holder as Attorney General, this doesn't surprise me at all. He refuses to go after Black panthers wielding billy clubs at polling stations, but prosecutes an "evil" oil company for "murdering" a bird? What world do these fucks live in?

Yet another reason why we need to get rid of Obama.
 

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These regs have been on the books for decades, in one form or another. Why now, why North Dakota?
There's an employment boom going on there, real industrial activity, real jobs, real contributions to GDP and the production of a commodity that reduces imports and puts hard currency into the pockets of the working pubilc as well as local state and federal coffers.

But no, fuck all that- on the drawing board is nearly $100 billion in tax penalties for the industy.
I tell you, this administration is so blatantly fucked up it's pathetic.
 

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I would be very surprised if there wasn't more to the story. This isn't a news article, it's an editorial based on the (verified?) statements of one of the actors in the story. This means that the author didn't have any need to call the Justice Department for comment.

I couldn't find anything on Google that didn't reference the WSJ editorial, but the DOJ website did have a press release that confirms the basic facts:

http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/08-25-2011-Migratory Bird Treaty Act.pdf.

You can also read about the act itself at:

Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The US Attorney who brought the suit seems to treat environmental issues as part of his portfolio, but not the overriding part:
http://www.justice.gov/usao/nd/pressreleases/2011/08-25-2011-Migratory Bird Treaty Act.pdf
 

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These regs have been on the books for decades, in one form or another. Why now, why North Dakota?
There's an employment boom going on there, real industrial activity, real jobs, real contributions to GDP and the production of a commodity that reduces imports and puts hard currency into the pockets of the working pubilc as well as local state and federal coffers.

But no, fuck all that- on the drawing board is nearly $100 billion in tax penalties for the industy.
I tell you, this administration is so blatantly fucked up it's pathetic.

because they are going gangbusters up there with an insanely low unemployment rate compliments of....fossil fuels..thats why;)
 

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Why isn't the government regulating birds?

They already regulate dogs, cats, exotic animals, bears and fish.
 

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The so-called reserve pits are used during oil and gas drilling operations. Once a well is completed, companies are required to clean up the pit, and it must be covered with netting if it's open for more than 90 days. None of the pits referenced in the charges were netted, but it's unclear how many of them were open beyond three months, documents show.
The increasing number of dead birds has state officials debating whether to ban waste oil pits and require companies to recycle liquid drilling waste. -Crookston Times

Much Murdoch etc etc BS about nothing.
 

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This is ridiculous! Ugh!

A few months ago the Obama Justice Department brought charges against Continental and six other oil companies in North Dakota for causing the death of 28 migratory birds, in violation of the Migratory Bird Act. Continental's crime was killing one bird "the size of a sparrow" in its oil pits. The charges carry criminal penalties of up to six months in jail. "It's not even a rare bird. There're jillions of them," he explains. He says that "people in North Dakota are really outraged by these legal actions," which he views as "completely discriminatory" because the feds have rarely if ever prosecuted the Obama administration's beloved wind industry, which kills hundreds of thousands of birds each year.

The Weekend Interview with Harold Hamm: How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia - WSJ.com

First off, the company self reported the incident to see what could be done.
Secondly, windmills in that area kill like thousands of those birds every year. This was an editorial several days ago in the same paper. And of course Justice is doing nothing about that.

No, regulation is gone insane. This is the issue with the economy, one of many. The only solution is turning Obama and the Democrats out of office for a very long time.
Time to get America back to work.
 

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This is ridiculous! Ugh!

A few months ago the Obama Justice Department brought charges against Continental and six other oil companies in North Dakota for causing the death of 28 migratory birds, in violation of the Migratory Bird Act. Continental's crime was killing one bird "the size of a sparrow" in its oil pits. The charges carry criminal penalties of up to six months in jail. "It's not even a rare bird. There're jillions of them," he explains. He says that "people in North Dakota are really outraged by these legal actions," which he views as "completely discriminatory" because the feds have rarely if ever prosecuted the Obama administration's beloved wind industry, which kills hundreds of thousands of birds each year.

The Weekend Interview with Harold Hamm: How North Dakota Became Saudi Arabia - WSJ.com


Meanwhile, Obama's "green energy" wind farms are killing birds by the millions.

The Obama administration is obviously deliberately persecuting the oil business.
 

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