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A feedlot owner wants a regulatory board to review its decision to deny his request to expand his operation near a popular recreational lake in central Alberta.

Greg Thalen of G&S Farms asked the Natural Resources Conservation Board to take another look at its decision on his proposal for a 4,000-head feedlot near the shores of Pigeon Lake.

The board denied the request in August, saying the effect on the local communities and watershed wouldn’t be acceptable.

In filings to the board, Thalen said his plan conforms to all technical requirements.

He said the board did no independent study of what the effects would be and relied too heavily on research from the Pigeon Lake Watershed Management Plan.

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