Methane wells in golf course anger County

EnCana Methane wells in golf course anger County by Strathmore Standard, April 10, 2008
Two low pressure shallow gas wells were drilled in the Lakes of Muirfield’s golf course over the Easter long weekend, against the wishes of Wheatland County.…“[EnCana] had no regard for our policies,” said Jennifer Deak, County CAO. A part of Wheatland County’s Land Use Bylaw indicates that no wells will be drilled within 1.5 kilometres of a town or hamlet. This well was drilled right within the hamlet of Lyalta. … It was the disregard for their bylaws councillors were shocked by and the proximity to homes.

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