CUSJ Calls for Environmental Review – Quarry

CUSJ Calls for a Complete Environmental Review from both the Provincial and Federal Governments on the Highland Quarry Project in Dufferin County.

CUSJ wrote letters in August 2011 to both the Federal and Provincial Governments asking them to hold full environmental assessments in their areas of jurisdiction:

CUSJ Request for a Provincial Review

CUSJ Request for a Federal Review

Other Sources of Information and Action

NDACT (North Dufferin Agriculture and Community Task Force) the hub of the opposition to the proposed Melancthon mega quarry.

Council of Canadians – explains industrial process in relation to the underground water aquifer and why the water system is endangered.

Council of Canadians – Next steps against the Melancthon mega-quarry

David Suzuki Foundation – explains the potential damage to fish habitat on the pine river

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (NCVA) 2007 update on the environmental condition of the Pine River and steps that can be taken to improve conditions for fish.

Wellington Water Watchers — Earth Day Action April 2011

AVAAZ – Petition against the Quarry

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS SOUGHT: The Orangeville Citizen reports, “The North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce is calling for the public to seek a provincial environmental assessment by registering their Environmental Bill of Rights requests before July 11. Under the Aggregate Resources Act, such an EA is not required in Ontario. (Additionally, Conservative) MP David Tilson has called for (a) federal (environmental assessment) on the basis, among other things, that fisheries might be affected by the proposed quarry.”

What Can I do? Hard copy, original letters are most effective.

Write your MP, the PM, and The Hon. Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment. (Copy opposition leaders)

House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0A6

Write your MPP, the Premier, and The Hon. John Wilkinson, Minister of the Environment for Ontario. (Copy opposition leaders.)

Legislative Bldg., Queen’s Park, Toronto M7A 1A1

Make this a provincial election issue!

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