Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Coal Bed Methane + Liberals

Replies if any will be posted:
Liberal public coment in Sun

John Clark
14815 – 123 Ave
Edmonton, AB T5L 2Y7
May 16, 2006
cyberclark@shaw.ca

Kevin Taft,
Leader of Alberta’s Opposition
10247 – 124 St
Edmonton, AB T5N 1P8

edmonton.riverview@assembly.ab.ca

Dear Mr. Taft:

There is much happening in regards to climate change, seniors programs, and resource development which people in Alberta are properly distraught about. There is much verbiage out of opposition parties by way of statement or complaint and precious little conversation or ideas coming forward about what your party will put forward as alternatives. Governments and oppositions are in election mode all the time so, I would like to flesh some ideas.

Coal Bed Methane production has been a disaster in Montana as saline solutions regurgitate from drilling sites. Alberta government dodges this issue by saying waste must be pumped down 1 km. They make no attempt to put in remote monitoring systems at these gas batteries! A leak into the aquifer of the mineral laden fluids that accompany the gas migration could damage an aquifer for hundreds of miles from the source.

I am of a mind that Coal Bed Methane drilling can be done if the limits, preparation and proper remote monitoring systems are in place. I am equally sure that we are looking at an unmitigated disaster if they are not.

Where does your party stand on the subject and, what ideas or disciplines do you have that will answer the subject.

Yours very truly

John Clark
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