May 28, 2015

Energy company fined nearly $15,000 per dead duck: Do our courts care more about birds than people?

Rebel Staff

After 17 ducks flew into a storage tank and died, the company -- Progress Energy -- was fined $250,000.

Some of that money was even earmarked to go to political charities!

Now compare that to a story I've reported on before, about the paltry fines four Calgary rioters got after they assaulted a Jewish family. Oh, and they had to write an essay, too.

Our justice system's priorities are upside down.


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commented 2015-06-01 20:13:49 -0400
My biggest concern is that they’d write legislation exempting themselves from prosecution if turbines kill birds. So they knew all along, yet went ahead anyways. In the name of the environment? Like birds aren’t a part of the environment? And the worst, is that our INjustice system has been completely hi-jacked and being used a club to bash anyone that dares to think different from them or question them, or is simply “out of favour”. This is what they do in communist countries. If ever one wanted proof the Lefty’s are true communists, there it is!! In Russia, if you say something the powers that be don’t like, they find an excuse to arrest you and toss you in jail (think Pussy Riots rock bank), in Canada, if you say something the powers that be don’t like, they find an excuse to arrest you and toss you in jail (think Bill Whatcott). You see any difference? I don’t!!

Add to that it turns out Wynn is actually AGAINST growth and jobs. So turning our justice system inside out, getting rid of jobs, and then the Lefty’s – and the public – wonder why Socialist districts end up poor and floundering. Gee, I wonder why?
commented 2015-05-30 00:30:07 -0400
Name the judge, the jurisdiction and the political charities.
Names, photos etc. of the Calgary rioters.
I wouldn’t want to accidentally hire one of these guys.
“Future Considerations” is all we’ve got.
commented 2015-05-29 15:33:14 -0400
Frankly I don’t give a flying duck about a few dead ducks. What a joke.
commented 2015-05-29 09:03:10 -0400
@brock Davidson – Spot on, lad. The wildlife killed by wind farms don’t matter because it’s in line with the agenda. Acceptable losses.
commented 2015-05-28 21:06:17 -0400
But but but ducks aren’t a renewable resource…..oh wait….
commented 2015-05-28 18:47:42 -0400
All these fines against the oil companies are nothing but raids on investors and the private pension plans by out of control governments who refuse to control their spending.
commented 2015-05-28 18:44:05 -0400
At $15k a head, that must be one tasty duck!
commented 2015-05-28 18:01:56 -0400
Get use to it there is no justice in Canada. If we had justice in Canada than all foreign born criminals would be back in their hell hole of their countries. Father’s would have access to their children. Corrupt governments would be prosecuted AND IF THERE WERE ANY JUSTICE IN CANADA I WOULD WIN FRIDAY SUPER MAX
commented 2015-05-28 17:49:05 -0400
send them to stephen harper and ezra levant!
commented 2015-05-28 16:32:18 -0400
What about the indiscriminate burning of all manner of birds flying over these solar mirror arrays?
commented 2015-05-28 16:14:29 -0400
Wonder why the “LAW” is ignoring the ducks owls eagles robins bats swallows and more killed by wind turbines. The double standard is just scary..
commented 2015-05-28 15:38:47 -0400
Obviously politically motivated sentencing by the courts of our justice system.

In addition to Ezra’s eloquent examples, consider a large commercial passenger aircraft that flies into a flock of birds. The fossil fuel burning engines fail. Aircraft crashes. There is much loss of human life. In this case does the airline get fined for causing the death of the birds? Probably not.

In addition to truth and justice, I will now add “consistency” to my list of things unlikely to be found in a Canadian court of law.
commented 2015-05-28 15:02:48 -0400
Probably the tank or whatever it was should have been covered hence the small fine. Altogether though that is almost $15k a duck. I wonder if the justice people go duck hunting? You laugh but President Clinton the champion of progressives goes to great length to tell of his duck hunting exploits in his memoirs. More double standards from the left. That is what they do best.