2 Responses to Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) Review Hearings in Waterloo Region

  1. No Mega Quarry July 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

    Note that the deadline to present at the hearing is noon on Tuesday, July 3rd. The Government of Ontario has not given us much time, which is perhaps an indicator of what they don’t want to hear. If you miss the speaking deadline, a written submission can be made until 5pm Tuesday, July 17. Ontario’s Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) is based on 40-year old values. The ARA allows pits/quarries to be dug anywhere including environmentally protected land; it bypasses the environmental assessment process; it does not require that proof of need of the aggregate be established; it requires that pits/quarries be dug “close to market” which undermines recycling efforts; it does not take farmland, source water or people’s health protection into account. The ARA and its underlying policies must be updated. Have YOUR say!

  2. No Mega Quarry July 2, 2012 at 8:56 am

    The contact at the Ontario Legislature is:

    Tamara Pomanski ([email protected])

    416-325-3515. Collect calls will be accepted.

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