Exporter of steelmaking coal fined for Fisheries Act violations at Line Creek in British Columbia’s Elk River Valley
Featured Photo: Teck Resources Limited
PR NEWSWIRE – FERNIE, BC, Oct. 5, 2017 /CNW/ – Canadians value a safe and clean environment. Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) enforcement officers work hard every day to make sure individuals and companies are respecting Canadian environmental laws.
Thursday, in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, Teck Coal Limited pleaded guilty to three counts of contravening the Fisheries Act. The court ordered the company to pay a penalty of $1,425,000, which will be directed to the federal Environmental Damages Fund, and used for purposes related to the conservation and protection of fish or fish habitat or the restoration of fish habitat in the East Kootenay region of B.C. Additionally, Teck Resources will post information regarding this conviction on its website. As a result of this conviction, the company’s name will be added to the Environmental Offenders Registry.