Canadian Natural Resources Limited has resumed activities at Cutbank Lake after their temporary diversion licence to draw water was suspended. Public Affairs Advisor Julie Woo says the oil and gas company started pumping again on Saturday.
They’d stopped after concerns were raised about the possibility of Trumpeter swans nesting in the area. The Alberta Energy Regulator investigated and couldn’t confirm the claims, and left it to CNRL to work with Alberta Environment to make sure they’re satisying all withdrawal requirements.
The license to temporarily divert 25 million litres of water from the lake was issued on June 15th and expires on September 30th.