"Still No Penalties for Coastal GasLink Environmental Violations"

"More than a year after Coastal GasLink was cited for multiple environmental violations on its pipeline route through northern B.C., the provincial government still hasn’t imposed penalties.

And while Coastal GasLink says it has resolved most of the issues, the most recent report by B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office, posted in December, said that as of October the company had still failed to comply with an order issued a year earlier.

That was based on an inspection that took place a month after the EAO first recommended penalties against Coastal GasLink, followed by a second penalty recommendation in December for continued violations.

The government says a decision on whether the company will face stiff fines for the repeated environmental violations might come later this month."

Amanda Follett Hosgood Reports for The Tyee January 13, 2022.

Source: The Tyee, 01/14/2022