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AWA Letter to Premier re: Lease Sales in Milk River Ridge HR

October 8, 2014

Letter sent by AWA to Premier Jim Prentice regarding the proposed establishment via the SSRP of the Milk River Ridge as a heritage rangeland adjacent to the existing Twin River Heritage Rangeland. The letter highlights the threat of new petroleum exploration and development by DeeThree, and the fact that new development and lease sales are being allowed in the area while planning continues for its protection. AWA asks that subsurface rights for the area (as well as any in the Onefour addition also identified via the SSRP) be surrendered to the crown and appropriate compensation paid.

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More logging appeared imminent because vandalized landscapes, just like homes with broken windows, tend to invite more abuse.” Andrew Nikiforuk. This tells it all, whether oil and gas, logging, OHVs etc. already exist, then it seems governments are gung ho to keep going and open it all up to more activity and abuse. . . and why we need AWA more than ever.
- Cliff Wallis
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