A crude oil leak from an underground pipeline owned by Plains Midstream in Alberta has led to an $850,000 fine under Canada’s Fisheries Act.
Plains Midstream failed to notify provincial authorities of the leak into the fish-bearing Red Deer River during June 2012.
The fine was announced July 18, 2014.
Of the total $850,000 penalty, $400,000 relates to the federal Fisheries Act offence, which will be credited to Environment Canada’s Environmental Damages Fund. Money will also go toward projects in the Red Deer River Watershed.