You should ask the Board of Directors member most familiar to you about the meeting on 7/12/08 if you have questions. The BoD’s #1 priority is cleaning up the environmental damage at CC#1 and Landers #1 and making sure the new wells drilled maintain a cleaner environment. The new attorneys have been meeting with EnCana attorneys, and progress is being made toward a settlement. EnCana asked for and received the letters sent by several objecting to the environmental damage. Our attorney reported that they are interested in our concerns. If you haven’t already written a letter of concern, please do so and send it to John Hicks to be forwarded to EnCana.
CCWC cannot keep EnCana from drilling more wells on either the north side (where we do not own mineral rights) or on the property which EnCana leased (where we do own mineral rights), but CCWC is going to try to insist the clean-up be completed and that new wells are drilled in a more environmentally-protective manner. No environmental agency has agreed that they can help up to this point, as “Exploration and Production exemptions for oil and gas companies” puts this drilling damage out of the jurisdiction of the EPA and the TCEQ. The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) is the only agency left which might help us with the clean-up. Their representative visited both sites two weeks ago. Click here to see an Adobe .pdf file of the photos of environmental damage at Camp Creek #1 and Landers #1 which were shown to the BoD by Bill Guidry (Environmental Engineer) and Frank Perry on July 12.
As you will read on that site, they are having problems getting any help because drilling waste is exempt.