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AER Closure Letter on Horn Ridge Coal Exploration Program

July 13, 2020

AWA received the following Closure Letter from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) regarding the refusal of Horn Ridge Resources Ltd. coal exploration application.

July 13, 2020

Nissa Petterson
Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA)

Statement of Concern No. 31742 Closed
Horn Ridge Resources Ltd.
Application No. A10103910 (CEP 200000)

Dear Nissa Petterson:

You are receiving this letter because you filed a statement of concern (SOC) against application No. A10103910 (CEP 200000). The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is hereby notifying you that this application has been refused. As a result, we have closed your related SOC 31742. Horn Ridge Resources Ltd. is still permitted to refile the application; if they do so, they will need to complete or update their stakeholder involvement program as per the AER requirements. If Horn Ridge Resources Ltd. reapplies, notice of the application will be published on our website Once the notice is posted, a new SOC may be submitted.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Patricia Wang
Statement of Concern Team
Regulatory Applications

PDF Copy of AER Closure Letter

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