Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Just another business expense


Nearly ten months after 500 migrating ducks died in the toxic waste of a Syncrude tailings pond in the tar sands, the governments of Canada and Alberta have charged the company with breaking two environmental laws. Their sudden interest was apparently prompted by a private lawsuit launched last month.

The maximum combined penalty that can be levied against Syncrude under those laws is $800,000.

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