Company Owner Fined $20,000 for Providing False Environmental Information

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An environmental company and its owner were charged with violating the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act by submitting reports to the government that contained false and misleading information. The owner was convicted and the charges against the company withdrawn. The court fined the owner $20,000, barred him from submitting any reports to Environment and Sustainable Resource Development under his company’s or any other entity’s permit to practice for a year and required him to have an article about the situation run in the September issue of the Environmental Services Association of Alberta Weekly News publication [Brian Buoy, Govt. News Release, May 16, 2013].