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Sask. First Nation Ordered to Pay $50,000 Fine for Diesel Spill

Environment  (tags: pollution, water, diesel, lake, boy, spill disaster )

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A judge has imposed a fine of $50,000 against a northern Saskatchewan First Nation for its role in a massive fuel spill in 2006

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Peggy A (109)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 12:32 pm
That much spilled fuel into the lake had to kill fish.The fuel would shut off the air supply and kill them.No amount of money will make up for the suffering of innocent creatures.

Rhea P (103)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 1:46 pm
At least their paying for it!!! Too many people get away with polluting causing death and destruction. I agree with Peggy though, no amount of money will bring back the lives that were lost!!! Peace.

Shari G (27)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 2:39 pm
Mixed feeling about this one. Intent of destruction is lacking but destruction none-the-less. I feel bad for the Dene (I'm sure they feel bad as well) but I guess someone has to pay. Some get away with this stuff while others are held accountable. Wish it could be more equal. .

Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 3:08 pm
Thanks Terry

. (0)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 5:48 pm
noted thank you

kathryn cook (628)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 5:59 pm
good post ty

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 7:07 pm
A good start, but not enough. $50,000/- isn't enough to deter an individual, leave alone a nation. The only advantage I can see of this is as a cautionary message to other nations.

Catherine Turley (192)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 9:19 pm
tough one. can you thoroughly protect against vandals. the kid's parents should definitely have to pay something. and if it cost $50,000 or more for the emergency cleanup of the drinking water, then the first nation would have had to pay for that anyway.

Rob S (112)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 10:19 pm
So is it the bands responsability or the conservation officers?Maybe a little to blame on both.Either way, there should have been better security measures and maybe it wouldn,t have happened.

Pami W (177)
Saturday January 23, 2010, 11:24 pm
Thanks, Teri, noted

Lady Xanadu (48)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 4:43 am
They should tack on a few more zeros to that figure, but it still wouldn't be enough.

Linda M (0)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 11:02 am
thanks for the post

Claudia L. (0)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 11:05 am
very interesting thanks

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 12:56 pm
Noted, thanks !!

Teresa W (782)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 1:59 pm
good news

Alice B (241)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 2:19 pm
Wow - the tribes are certainly being held to a higher standard than Dubya and his Big Oil buddies - like the horrific pollution from ongoing leaks in the ocean of the USA/Gulf area.

Sadly, this is the kind of Catch-22 that First Nations tribes fin themselves in when they attempt to be a part of the 'mainstream' USA crapitalist System which is all about quick-and-dirty profits and not about fail-safe protections for the environment, for wild creatures, and for our Mother Earth. SICKENING.

Janice Lawrence (43)
Sunday January 24, 2010, 5:47 pm
The band should pay the fine, but not the cleanup. The kid's parents should have been watching him, but someone should have been guarding the diesel. What did they think--nobody would vandalize anything out in the wilderness? The kid should have had to have spent all his free time assisting in the cleanup, assuming they know who he is--and they probably don't.

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Monday January 25, 2010, 12:59 am
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Ralph S (0)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 3:48 pm
For $50,000 I suppose that this was a small diesel spill! How many gallons was it? The fine was a tap on the fingers! It may be too small! As previously said bo amount of money will bring the life around and in the lake back!!

Patricia C (96)
Tuesday January 26, 2010, 7:12 pm
A sad and harmful disaster; what WAS that boy thinking of!!?? Sounds to me though that First Nation is being held accountable for this even more than the BIG OIL companies have been, how very wrong. Thanks Lone.
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