Sears Appeals Enviromental Protection Order

On April 5th, 2018, the Hounsfield Heights-Briar Hill board of directors received a letter from Alberta Environmental Board (AEB) advising that Sears is appealing an environmental protection order issued by the provincial government. The order had been issued by the AEB on February 28th, 2018 requiring Sears continue taking responsibility for the hydrocarbon plume affecting our community despite the claim they are unable to continue due to bankruptcy.

The AEB letter and Sears' appeal are posted on in their entirety.

Your HH-BH board is currently investigating legal and strategic next steps but due to the short timeline to respond to the appeal, residents are encouraged to follow up individually.

Please note: residents wishing to respond to the appeal must advise the AEB by April 12, 2018 to request participation. It is up to the Board's discretion whether you are allowed to participate.