City suing the federal government

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The City of Medicine hat has launched a lawsuit against the federal government. The City is leading a $42 million dollar action against the government over the emergency Sage Grouse Protection order that was implemented by Ottawa in December of last year. In the suit, the City says it is claiming compensation for financial losses on the Manyberries oil and gas field. Councilor Bill Cocks says that he hopes this will actually get the governments attention and get the feds to actually talk to the city. An additional 5 oil and gas companies that have interests in the area have also signed on to the lawsuit. No statement of defense has been filed yet by the federal government