8 Landowners Reject Closure of Groundwater Cases: Demand Proper Study of Industrial Contamination Media Alert, March 19, 2008
Alberta Environment closed the Rosebud cases based on reviews by ARC…. ARC’s 2007 annual report clearly lists EnCana as a funder of its water program including studies on the impacts of coalbed methane development. (p.14) In a January 28th letter to MLA David Swann, Karlis Muelenbachs and Barbara Tilley at the University of Alberta, two experts on fingerprinting the sources of gas contamination, criticized the ARC study as inadequate and called the government’s conclusion “premature.”
Alberta Research Council response by Steve Hogle, April 15, 2008, The Drumheller Valley Times
Mr. Hogle neglects to mention that Alberta Environment’s Steve Wallace secretly edited Dr. Alec Blyth’s “independent” reports, including his Summary Report. And why is the ARC responding when the landowners were rejecting Alberta Environment closing their cases? The ARC didn’t investigate or close any of the cases.