Coastal GasLink pipeline fined again for failure to control erosion

Natural gas pipeline from Dawson Creek to Kitimat is under construction and two environmental fines have been imposed

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The Coastal GasLink pipeline under construction in BC has been fined a second for allowing erosion and failing to control sediment along the route.

On Monday, BC’s Environmental Assessment Office said a $170,000 fine had been issued for failing to comply with a 2014 agreement the company entered into to protect sensitive wetlands and waterways along the route.

For similar reasons, the office fined $72,500 in February.

The office has conducted 40 inspections since the construction of the 400-mile (400-mile) natural gas pipeline from Dawson Creek to Kitimat began in 2019.

The project is owned by TC Energy, a publicly traded company incorporated in Alberta.

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