There's still a long way to go before Rimrock Feeders starts selling renewable natural gas to FortisBC.

An October 17th news release from Tidewater Renewables said work had already begun on the facility west of High River in Foothills County.

Reeve Delilah Miller says there are still hoops they have to jump through.

"Their application is with Alberta Environment currently and they still have a lot of things to go through from what we can gather and before Alberta Environment even looks at the application, they have to deem it complete." 

"I have a lot of concerned residents, this is something new for the county, we're not privy to a lot of details on it because it's being handled by Alberta Environment and NRCB they're the overarching bodies on this application, so the county has limited input on what we control. We control the roads, the traffic impact to our residents and of course we're concerned about the safety for our residents as well. We want to make sure this facility is done properly and as safely as possible," she says.

Miller wants residents to know the county has not abandoned them and they have approached officials at the feedlot and at Tidewater Renewables about providing more information and they have both agreed to come to council in January to answer questions and spell out what they're doing.

No date has been set because the county and Tidewater both need time to prepare.

The county also needs time to circulate residents so they know when the presentation will take place.