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NEWS: Inverness chapter asks municipality to stop selling water for drilling

The Cape Breton Post reports, “Two groups concerned over exploratory drilling at the Ainslie Block have called on the Municipality of the County of Inverness to show some leadership when it comes to protecting their interests.”

“During a meeting Monday, the Lake Ainslie Development Association made a presentation to request the approval of two resolutions relating to PetroWorth Resources’ upcoming exploratory drill.”

“One resolution put forward by the association was to create a bylaw banning oil and gas drilling within two kilometers of a dwelling.”

“The Inverness County Chapter of the Council of Canadians also requested during the meeting that council to disapprove the selling of water to PetroWorth for its drilling operations.”

“‘They weren’t sure if they legally could not sell,’ said (Lake Ainslie Development Association chairman Robert) Parkins. Parkins said council told a large crowd gathered it would be seeking further legal advice on the matter.”

The full article is at http://www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2011-10-03/article-2765951/Drilling-critics-turn-to-Inverness-County-council-for-help/1.