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Community group's appeal dismissed
MEA Co-Chair, Neal Livingston and Environment Minister, Sterling Belliveau

As we've been hearing in the news, the Margaree Environmental Association is taking its fight against oil drilling to court.

In October, the Association filed an appeal of a permit granted to Toronto-based Petroworth Resources.

The province has given the company approval to drill a 15-hundred metre conventional test well in West Lake Ainslie.

Today, Minister of Environment Sterling Belliveau dismissed the Association's appeal.

Neal Livingston is co-chair of the Margaree Environmental Association.

He spoke with reporter Bobby Nock.

Livingston.Lake Ainslie Appeal_159588.mp3

The Association is now taking the province to court over its granting of a permit to allow oil exploration in West Lake Ainslie.

Earlier this afternoon, reporters in Halifax spoke with Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau.

Belliveau.Lake Ainslie Permit_159672.mp3