EnCana to enter plea in Pouce Coupe leak

EnCana Corporation made it’s first court appearance Tuesday in Dawson Creek.

The case has now been moved to Feb. 8, 2011 when the company will apparently enter a plea.


The Ministry of the Environment has filed two charges against the corporation. EnCana is charged with introducing business-related waste into the environment and failing to report a spill of a polluting substance.

The charges are in relation to a sour gas leak that occurred in November of 2009. The leak was caused by sand that had eroded a piece of pipeline infrastructure, called a ‘Tee’.