Husky Energy to face charges in 2016 oil spill into North Saskatchewan River

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Husky Energy is now facing a total of ten charges in relation to a 2016 oil spill in Saskatchewan.

The July 2016 Maidstone-area spill saw 225,000 litres of oil leak from a damaged pipeline, around 40 per cent of which made its way to the North Saskatchewan River.

On Monday, the province confirmed one charge is being laid under the provincial Environmental Management and Protection Act (EMPA). Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment has repeatedly stated that the decision to lay charges would come from Crown prosecutors, not the province.



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