Local Provincial candidates state their position on the Richmond Landfill

June 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

voteXWaste management, environmental regulation and enforcement are provincial issues. Permits to expand or create new landfills are issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. These laws and regulations are created and maintained by the province. Therefore the position of the provincial politicians is of critical importance.

In preparation for the upcoming Provincial Elections and in collaboration with  Chief R. Donald Maracle of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte we asked our local candidates to respond to a questionnaire about the Richmond Landfill.  We are pleased to report that candidates from all parties expressed their support for prohibiting a new or expanded landfill on the site of the Richmond Landfill. They also committed to work toward passing legislation to site mega-landfills on the safest and most suitable locations. To read our letter and their responses click this link: Provincial Candidates Statements

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