Greenpeace Canada says big oil players are ducking (sorry, just can't help it!) their responsibility in the deaths of more than 500 migratory birds because of their oil sands project in Alberta.
The project's operator, Syncrude, apologize profusely in its website as well as in several Canadian newspapers, according to reports. Canadian officials said they are investigating the matter and the death of these ducks will not go unpunished.
I agree with Greenpeace that a $1m fine is a mere drop in the company's $298m first quarter profit. The world needs more energy source and oil-sands could be part of a solution but these companies should have more adequate animal protection program than their audible noise makers, which to me sounds like just putting up scarecrows in their facility's basin.