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United States v. Brigham Oil & Gas, L.P.

ELR Citation: ELR 20018
Nos. 4:11-po-005 et al., (D.N.D., 01/17/2012) (Hovland, J.)

A district court held that oil and gas companies should not be criminally charged under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) for the death of migratory birds found in North Dakota oil fields. The MBTA, as broadly interpreted by the U.S. government, offers unlimited potential for criminal prosecution....

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