Posts Tagged ‘Concerned Citizens’

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

10th Anniversary of Minister rejection of Richmond Landfill expansion

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

Ian Munro has written to the editors of our local newspapers, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the rejection of Waste Management’s proposed expansion, of the Richmond Landfill, by Ontario’s Minister of the Environment. The text of his letter follows:       To the Editor Ten years of prosperity Unbelievably, it has now been exactly ten years since the Minister of the Environment soundly rejected... 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

Ian Munro writes to the Editor praising the Napanee Council Resolution

May 18 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

To the Editor Last week the Greater Napanee Council passed an important resolution concerning the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) mega landfill proposal. Readers will remember the BREC proposal is the second attempt to massively expand the (now closed) Richmond landfill – the first attempt was rejected in November of 2006 for environmental reasons. The resolution noted the significant and long-standing difficulties... Read more

Celebration!

May 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The Concerned Citizens, supporters and friends gathered to celebrate their many successful milestones at the Waterfall Tearoom in Yarker. The theme was water. They were joined by their friends from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte who conducted a very moving Water Ceremony. It was a special evening of thanks, warm friendship, and renewed commitment. Recent successes include the... Read more

Napanee Council Unanimously Pass Resolution Requesting WM to Withdraw Their Application for New Megadump

April 27 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Napanee Council has passed a resolution which reaffirms the town’s position that they would be an “unwilling host” to the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) which is proposed to include a mega-dump located beside the now closed and leaking Richmond Landfill. They are also requesting Waste Management (WM) to withdraw their application and requesting Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and... 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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Belleville Intelligencer Reports on Tribunal Decision

January 9 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

By Emily Mountney-Lessard, The Intelligencer Wednesday, January 6, 2016. An Environmental Review Tribunal has ordered improvements on the Richmond Landfill in Greater Napanee be imposed. In the lengthy decision, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has ordered the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) to impose significant improvements to Waste Management’s Environmental Monitoring Plan (EMP) for the now-closed Richmond Landfill. Following days of... Read more