Posts Tagged ‘ CCCTE’

A Garden Party, Book Launch and Fundraiser

December 14 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The following article was published in the Scoop’s December 2017/ January 2018 edition. A Garden Party, Book Launch and Fundraiser By Jeff Whan It was one of those magical fall days when the air is crisp and clear, the sun is warm, and the colours provide the backdrop. We were gathered at the glorious SpindleTree Gardens in the Orangery to celebrate the arrival... Read more

Garden Party, Book Launch, Fundraiser a resounding success!

October 15 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The venue is the gorgeous Spindle Tree Gardens. Thanks to Barry Lovegrove for the beautiful photographs and David Maracle for his evocative music… oh and thanks to our team that made this happen and all of our volunteers, donors and attendees. We raised over $14,000. And a special thanks to Carolyn Butts for her partnership in pulling this together in... Read more

Garden Party, Book Launch, Fundraiser on Sunday Oct 1

September 26 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

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The new book “Fighting Dirty” is now available and receives critical acclaim

September 7 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Poh-Gek Forkert’s book Fighting Dirty  is now available. The book has received unprecedented praise: “Fighting Dirty is a primer for citizens’ groups battling against powerful corporations attempting to override sensible environmental planning. But more than that it tells the story of a community of rural agricultural an indigenous peoples pulled together by a need to protect the land they love. It’s well... Read more

Coming Soon! A new book documents our stand to protect our community

August 12 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the toxic waste would have on the community, Poh-Gek Forkert was part... Read more

Expert hydrogeologist declares the Waste Management investigations of the contamination plume unsatisfactory and severely deficient .

June 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

In his report dated May 31, 2016, Wilf Ruland, hydrogeological expert, has described the Richmond Landfill as an “environmental catastrophe”. Mr Ruland has been retained by the Concerned Citizens (CCCTE) to review the work of Waste Management (WMCC) and their consultants as they attempt to find the boundary of the contamination leaking from the now closed landfill. He states “The recent... Read more

Our accomplished environmental lawyer reflects on 30 years at CELA

February 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

We have had many years of good fortune to be represented by the accomplished Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) lawyer, Rick Lindgren. Rejecting  the many lucrative opportunities available to a lawyer of his capability, experience and reputation, Rick has chosen to focus his career in defence of our environment. Here he reflects on 30 years as a CELA lawyer. http://www.cela.ca/blog/2016-02-02/30-30-confessions-cela-lifer  

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Environmental Review Tribunal issues an interim order to improve the monitoring of the Richmond Landfill

July 24 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The Environmental Review Tribunal has issued an interim order to improve the monitoring of the now closed Richmond Landfill. Evidence at the Tribunal confirmed that the old landfill is leaking and contaminating the groundwater beyond the boundaries of the property owned by Waste Management. This order requires more rigorous monitoring and reporting than had been required in the monitoring plan... Read more

Environmental Review Tribunal – Final Arguments – June 22, 2015

June 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

(Napanee). After weeks of detailed technical evidence, the public hearing on the leaking Richmond Landfill Site will conclude next Monday when the parties present their final arguments to Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. The Tribunal hearing will be held on June 22, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Tyendinaga Township Recreation Hall, 363 McFarland Road, R.R. #1, Shannonville. The hearing was... Read more

Environmental Review Witness Statements

April 13 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal is underway in Belleville. As the hearing progresses we will post witness statements here. The hearing is conducted by the Tribunal with witness statements given under oath, questions from the lawyers representing the participants, and cross-examination. After the evidence is heard the Tribunal renders decisions which will be binding on Waste Management and the MOECC. Witnesses file... Read more