Saturday, July 25, 2009

Chevron Pelican Plea Refused

As a follow up to the Chevron / Brown Pelican story, on Friday, a federal magistrate judge refused to accept Chevron's plea of guilty because he said he was not sure a crime was even committed. In Jason Brown reports in The Advocate that the judge used the example of if a brown pelican wanting to "commit suicide" by flying into a car windshield. The pelicans in this case however didn't fly into a car but instead nested in uncovered areas of a Chevron structure that they had not tended to in 17 months. Both sides were granted 1 week to come up with more evidence either way to support their case.

Photo by mikebaird

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