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castanet.net 10 May, 2022 00:15 am

Coastal GasLink fined $170K for pumping trench water into wetlands

Coastal GasLink fined $170K for pumping trench water into wetlands
The B.C. government has fined a company $170,000 after several inspections on a $6-billion liquid natural gas pipeline it's building in the province’s north found repeated problems with earth eroding into nearby fish habitat.

Photo: Coastal Gaslink Coastal GasLink construction crews lower in a section of pipe along Section 8 near Kitimat.According to a 2014 environmental assessment certificate, Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd.“The EAO (Environmental Assessment Office) continues to actively monitor the conditions of the environmental assessment certificate for the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project to ensure potential impacts to the environment and wildlife are mitigated,” noted the EOA in a press release.Once completed, the Coastal GasLink pipeline will stretch 670 kilometres from gas fields near Dawson Creek to a massive processing and export facility currently under construction in Kitimat.

” Coastal GasLink has signed project agreements with 20 Wet’suwet’en elected chiefs along the pipeline’s right-of-way.In 2020, the Wet’suwet’en chiefs issued an eviction notice to Coastal GasLink, sparking Canada-wide protests and several rail blockades in support of the First Nation.

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