Urban Drilling in Alberta: What are the Political Perspectives?

Thu Feb 20, 2014 University of Lethbridge Ballroom By admin

No Drilling Lethbridge Event: Urban Drilling in Alberta: What are the Political Perspectives? A panel discussion involving MLAs from all parties represented in the Legislature and their view on the proposed drilling in Lethbridge.

The forum will be held on February 20th, 2014, 7 pm at the University of Lethbridge Ballroom.

No Drilling Lethbridge is hosting an all party forum to discuss the issue of drilling for oil and gas within the municipal boundaries of the City of Lethbridge on February 20th, 2014, at 7pm in the University of Lethbridge Ballroom. Kent Hehr, energy critic for the Liberal Party, Jason Hale, energy critic for the Wild Rose Party, Brian Mason, leader and energy critic for the NDP have all confirmed their attendance. The Honourable Diana McQueen, Minister of Energy has been invited.

The issue of drilling in urban areas has come up time and time again in Alberta. The current government promised us a policy on urban drilling back in November 2013 and it is still not here. In the mean time, Albertans are wondering what an urban drilling policy would look like. So, we have invited the Minister of Energy and the energy critics to tell us what their ideas are on an urban drilling policy.

About the Author  nodrilling

We are a small volunteer group of Lethbridge residents working to protect the health and safety of the people in Lethbridge, by being opposed to oil drilling and fracking within OUR city limits. We believe that the risks for Lethbridge greatly outweigh the benefit of acquiring the natural resource. We are not opposed to oil and gas exploration, generally. We are concerned about the negative impacts on OUR city and its residents if oil and gas drilling is allowed inside OUR city limits.


update regarding the Stop Baytex email

This is an update regarding the Stop Baytex email that was sent to you a few weeks ago. 
If you have time this holiday season, and understand the need to help your fellow Albertan in need, please take a moment to send your comments to the link below. 
Please tell them that you will not be a part of a company that has such little regard for the health, well being and lives of Albertans.
We ask this because now is the time to help those who need you to speak up against those who are running rough shod over landowners in Alberta.
May you enjoy the season with loved ones, family and friends.
Thank you, and Merry Christmas to all of you.
Colleen Boddez
Alberta Landowners Council
—– Original Message —–

From: Keith Wilson
To: Colleen Boddez
Sent: Monday, December 23, 2013 5:23 PM
Subject: Update on families forced from homes by Baytex Energy


I know and you and I have been getting inquiries from people wanting to know what is happening.

Here is the latest.  Baytex has not budged.  Tanks are still openly vented and these Alberta families will not be back on their land for Christmas.

I have applied to the Court of Queen’s Bench for an injunction but it won’t be heard until mid January.  Baytex’s lawyer is already starting stalling tactics.

Attached are two news stories about the latest developments.

Many concerned Albertans have sent an email of concern to the major banks who are also the major shareholders in Baytex.  These families would be very grateful if more people were to share their concerns with the shareholders about what Baytex is doing.  Here is the link for those wanting to email the banks/shareholders:  http://www.stopbaytex.ca/email/

Also, if people want to see how bad it is up there, go to this link to watch just released FLIR (infrared) video of the tanks that was released by the Alberta Energy Regulator.  It shows the tank hydrocarbon emissions that you can’t see with your own eyes.


Thanks for your help and wishing you and all Alberta landowners a Merry Christmas.


Keith Wilson


AUC Decision 2013-248

July 4, 2013



Appendix 2 to Decision 2013 – 243 AltaLink Management Ltd. Transmission Line 1115 L

June 28, 2013



Appendix 1 to Decision 2013 – 243 AltaLink Management Ltd. Pike Lake 170S Substation

June 28, 2013



AUC Decision 2013-243

June 28, 2013



thank all of you


 We would like to thank all of you who donated to the Shaw Heartland Appeal Court Costs.  Although we did not receive as much as we had hoped, we will be able to help pay the Court Costs to the utilities companies for the Appeal.  We are forever grateful that many of you were able to come forward and give us the support that we needed.  Without your help, we would never have been able to support the Shaw family with these court costs. Again, a very big thank you for all of your kindness and generosity.

 We are also attaching two articles.  One from the Camrose Booster which confirms what we have been saying about the property rights advocate—it’s a hollow position, and public relations exercise by government that does not help landowners.  A second article is attached from the Edmonton Journal about Bill 2.

Colleen Boddez

Alberta Landowners Council

March 17, 2013, Edmonton Journal-New energy regulator will weaken environmental protection

March 26, 2013-Camrose Booster-Landowners not convinced of benefits of property rights advocate

BILL #2 – Responsible Energy Development Act Submission

BILL #2 – Responsible Energy Development Act Submission

We are planning for the future of energy regulation


Tonight, Lawyer and Alberta Landowners Council policy chair, Keith Wilson will be a guest on the Sun Media Network TV show called “Byline” with Brian Lilley.

It airs tonight, February 11th between 7:00 PM and 8:00 PM, Mountain Time. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a property rights expert discuss  the Alberta Land Stewardship Act (Bill 36).

Sun News can currently be found on:

  • Shaw Digital – Channel 177
  • Shaw Direct – Channels 149 and 517 (HD)
  • Rogers – Channels 142 & 567 (HD)
  • Cogeco Cable – Channels 195 & 705 (HD)
  • Videotron – Channels 79 and 679
  • Bell Fibe – Channel 531 & 1531
  • Bell Sat – Channel 506
  • Access Communications – Channel 253
  • Eastlink – Channel 663 (HD)
  • Sasktel – Channel 69

If you miss this opportunity to watch the program, we hope to be able to have a copy of it on our website in the next few days.  We will keep you informed.

Alberta Landowners Council