235 000 $ of fine for a natural gas producer after the death of birds

News 25 January, 2018
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    QMI agency

    Thursday, 25 January 2018 04:36

    Thursday, 25 January 2018 04:36

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    FORT ST. JOHN, British Columbia – The largest producer of natural gas, Painted Pony Energy has received a total fine of $ 235,000, after that 14 migratory birds were found dead on the surface of a reservoir located north of Fort St. John, British Columbia.

    After pleading guilty on may 31, 2017, Painted Pony Energy was sentenced on 22 December last year in front of the provincial Court of British Columbia for having rejected a substance harmful to migratory birds in an area frequented by the latter.

    For these violations of the law of 1994 on the protection of populations of migratory birds and their nests, the court sentenced the company to pay $ 115,000 in Ducks Unlimited Canada. As well as 57 500 $ at the nature observatory MacKenzie and 57 500 $ to the Oiled Wildlife Society of British Columbia. Finally, it should also give $ 5,000 to the Fund for damage to the environment.

    The company will also be listed on the Register of offenders in environmental, that allows the public to perform searches on the sentences issued against some companies.

    It is a survey, conducted by officials of Environment and climate Change in Canada which found that between march and April 2013, 14 dead migratory birds were found on the surface of a storage tank open to the sky.

    Since that time, Painted Pony’s Energy is said to have put in place new devices on the tank in question to avoid other birds are trapped.