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Judge says bird law doesn't apply to oil pits

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge ruled Tuesday that oil companies can't be prosecuted if a duck dies in an oil waste disposal pit.

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U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland threw out misdemeanor charges against Continental Resources Co., Brigham Oil and Gas and Newfield Production Co.

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