Feds reject proposed drilling expansion at CFB Suffield

Environmental groups are hailing a decision by the federal government to vote down a long-standing proposal to develop 1,250 new shallow gas wells in an environmentally sensitive area of Canadian Forces Base Suffield.

Cenovus Energy’s plan to expand drilling in the National Wildlife Area of the base, near the South Saskatchewan River, has been rejected, according to a statement by Environment Minister Peter Kent.

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