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Company, directors face environmental charges

The Alberta government has laid two charges against a Drayton Valley used oil storage and recycling facility and its directors for failing to comply with provincial environmental legislation.

Incident details

Jonah and Cathy Tryon and Tryon’s Auto Body Ltd. have each been charged with two counts under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. The charges relate to a continuing set of events that occurred between July 7, 2016 and Aug. 30, 2016.

The charges consist of two separate counts of:

  • Interfering with an inspector or investigator exercising or carrying out duties or attempting to do so, an offence contrary to section 227(j) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act

The first court appearance is set for April 17 in Drayton Valley Provincial Court.

Alberta Environment and Parks focuses on education, prevention and enforcement to ensure all Albertans continue to enjoy a clean and healthy environment. When individuals or companies fail to comply with legislation, Environment and Parks has a range of options, depending on the offence, to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.

Media inquiries

Government of Alberta