West Hawk Development Corp.
TSX VENTURE : WHD
FRANKFURT : H5N

West Hawk Development Corp.

March 16, 2007 09:58 ET

West Hawk Development Corp. and Radar Acquisitions Corp. Complete an LOI to Develop a Clean Coal Gasification Project in Colorado, USA

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 16, 2007) - West Hawk Development Corp. (the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:WHD)(FRANKFURT:H5N) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Radar Acquisitions Corp. ("Radar") (TSX VENTURE:RAC) for initial testing and joint participation in the development of a Colorado coal property that is intended to utilize environmentally friendly clean coal gasification technology to transform coal and other potential feedstock to gasification products, with the objective of capturing CO2 and Mercury.

The terms of the LOI require the Company to sample and test the coal for gasification ability. Upon a successful outcome of the testing, the Company will acquire the rights to 50% of the project to become joint development partners with Radar, who will retain an overriding coal royalty of US $0.10 per ton in the project.

The property is located adjacent to interstate highway I-70, 90 miles from Denver, Colorado, a strategic hub for the products to be distributed throughout the US. An active railroad with a rail siding, and a pipeline, pass through the property.

Radar has filed a NI 43-101 report on the property, and is available for review at www.sedar.com. Past geologic work on the property has also been performed by a division of Union Pacific, and mine planning data exists from more than 400 drill holes on the property.

West Hawk and Radar intend to immediately begin sampling and testing the coal for gasification viability and have already contacted Sasol/Lurgi for quotes and testing time. The final details of the West Hawk-Radar joint venture, including definitive documentation, will be consummated once these initial tests are successfully and satisfactorily completed.

Both of the Board of Directors of West Hawk Development Corp. and Radar Acquisitions Corp. have approved the transaction, and approval has also been obtained from the coal lessor for the assignment of the coal leases to the Company's and Radar's joint development venture.

West Hawk's objective will be to place its Northwest Territories coal gasification project and its interest in the Colorado Coal Gasification Project into two separate subsidiaries, both of which will focus specifically on the development of a clean coal gasification project. With very similar technologies envisioned for these clean coal projects, placing these assets into their own subsidiaries will allow the company to maximize the value of these assets for our shareholders.

West Hawk Energy, USA, will continue to focus specifically on deep well gas, and is expected to bring its first well from the Figure Four project into production next week.

Both coal projects are lignite in classification and expect to use proven technology to produce coal gasification products such as pipeline quality gas - CTG, liquids - CTL, and power - IGCC. The product stream will be finalized after successful completion of the gasification tests and completion of the market analysis. The objective is to produce these products while meeting the Kyoto clean air requirements and focusing on extracting CO2 and mercury.

The gasification technology is intended to be located at the coal mine site thereby eliminating the cost of transportation and ultimately passing the cost savings to our shareholders.

Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, Co-Chairman, President and CEO of West Hawk Development, and Dr. John Reeves Jr., CEO of West Hawk Energy, have been working to bring this project to West Hawk Development over the last 8 months and are extremely excited about this potential opportunity for the respective shareholders of West Hawk and Radar.

Additional information will be available on our website at www.westhawkdevelopment.com.

On behalf of the Board of Directors,

Dr. Wm. Mark Hart, Co-Chairman, President and CEO

Chris Verrico, Co-Chairman

About the Company: West Hawk Development Corp. is focused on providing valuable, high-demand energy products from a variety of sources. Assets include the Figure Four natural gas property located in the Piceance Basin, Colorado, being developed under a drilling and development agreement with EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc.; the Tulita coal property in the Northwest Territories; the Groundhog coal property located in northwest British Columbia; and the Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Territory coal property.

Cautionary note: This report contains forward looking statements, particularly those regarding cash flow, capital expenditures and investment plans. Resource estimates, unless specifically noted, are considered speculative. The company has filed a National Instrument 51-101 Report on the Figure Four property. Any and all other resource or reserve estimates are historical in nature, and should not be relied upon. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on factors that will or may occur in the future. Actual results may vary depending upon exploration activities, industry production, commodity demand and pricing, currency exchange rates, and, but not limited to, general economic factors. Cautionary Note to US investors: The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission specifically prohibits the use of certain terms, such as "reserves" unless such figures are based upon actual production or formation tests and can be shown to be economically and legally producible under existing economic and operating conditions.

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