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environmental groups launch legal battle against syncrude over 500 dead ducks.

From the Edmonton Journal:

Ecojustice launched the private prosecution, on behalf of Custer, in provincial court this morning against Syncrude under the Federal Migratory Birds Convention Act, which prohibits the deposit of a harmful substance in an area frequented by migratory birds. The prosecution is also supported by Sierra Club Canada and Forest Ethics.

More on the Tailings Ponds of northern Alberta

(h/t @taudette, Ken Chapman)

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