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Federal District Court Upholds Criminal Conviction Under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for Bird Deaths Resulting from Oil Refinery Operations


In United States v. Citgo Petroleum Corporation, a federal district court in Texas upheld the conviction of CITGO Petroleum Corporation and CITGO Refining and Chemicals Company, L.P. for violations of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.  

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