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Flagstaff sues to block drilling near its water ranch


December 13, 2020

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff is suing a Canadian energy company to try to block drilling of a well the company plans near ranch land the city bought in 2005 to secure its underground water supply.

The city announced Friday that it is seeking a temporary restraining order blocking Vancouver-based Desert Mountain Energy from drilling on state trust land less than 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from its Red Gap Ranch property. The city says it wants to permanently block the company from drilling the well.

The city says drilling for oil, gas or helium at the site and using stimulation methods...

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