A Calgary-based natural gas company has been assessed $350,000 in fines after pleading guilty to a pipeline leak that killed hundreds of fish and damaged a creek in northern Alberta. Read the rest of this entry
‘Every Tree and Plant Died’: Massive Toxic Spill Guts Alberta
A toxic waste spill, the largest of its kind in North America, has destroyed a chunk of landscape in northern Alberta.
“The substance is the inky black colour of oil, and the treetops are brown,” reported The Globe and Mail in a recent story. “Across a broad expanse of northern Alberta muskeg, the landscape is dead. It has been poisoned by a huge spill of 9.5 million litres of toxic waste from an oil and gas operation in northern Alberta, the third major leak in a region whose residents are now questioning whether enough is being done to maintain aging energy infrastructure.” Read the rest of this entry