No one wants to see environmental pollution but our community should take some comfort that a mechanism exists in law to address that.

This from Brian Springinotic, the CEO of BC’s Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

It will receive a near $400,000 windfall as part of the $3.4 million fine handed to Teck Metals Limited this week for several spills into the Columbia River.

He says a number of creative environmental groups in the community have received funding from the trust foundation the last 30 years and they will invite more proposals once they receive the payment.

The vast majority of Teck’s huge fine is going to the federal Environmental Damages Fund.