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Oil in the Gaspé: March 2013 Archives

Gaspé standing tall to Petrolia's oil-drilling interests

Two months ago, the exploration company Petrolia was all set to begin drilling on its Haldimand-4 site in Gaspé. If things went well, the company expected it would soon be pumping oil out of the ground as Quebec's first real oil-producing well. But, there was one big problem: the site is located within the town of Gaspé.

In December, town Council adopted a regulation which essentially prohibits any drilling on its territory, in order to protect the water supply. As a result, all work has stopped. On Friday, Gaspé Mayor François Roussy came into our studios to spell out the town's case, and he spoke with Quebec AM's Glenn Wanamaker.

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