No Drilling Lethbridge delivers petition to the AB Legislature

Edmonton - A Lethbridge group opposed to a proposal by a Calgary-based energy company to drill within municipal boundaries has delivered a box of petitions to Lethbridge West MLA Greg Weadick at the Alberta Legislature. The petition -- with over 11,000 signatures, representing over 12 percent of the city’s population -- calls on the Government of Alberta to introduce legislation that would prohibit oil and gas drilling development within the City of Lethbridge.

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Petition Signatures at 8000!

Success of No Drilling Lethbridge’s west side campaign encourages expansion of campaign to north and south sides

Lethbridge - Local volunteer group No Drilling Lethbridge says they now have over 8000 signatures on a petition that calls on the provincial government to introduce legislation that would ban drilling for oil and gas within Lethbridge city limits.  A west side door to door petition campaign organized by the group has proven successful and the group will now be expanding the campaign to the north and south sides.

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Lethbridge’s Urban Drilling Problem Just Got Worse

No Drilling Lethbridge has obtained documents from Alberta Energy detailing the extent of Goldenkey Oil Inc’s mineral rights license under the city of Lethbridge.  These documents include the legal land description of the area that the Alberta government has licensed to this foreign owned oil company. It is now known that Goldenkey Oil Inc. has licensed the mineral rights for 23 square km (8.9 square miles) within Lethbridge city limits, underneath about 4000 homes where more than 10,000 people live.

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