Posts Tagged ‘Napanee’

Trump’s EPA Nominee and WM Retained Witness Withdraws

December 14 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Michael Dourson was retained by Waste Management (WM) to appear at as an expert  witness  at the Environmental Review Tribunal.  At the tribunal he testified that 1,4 Dioxane was safe at concentrations 300 times that recommended by the CCCTE witness Dr. Poh-Gek Fohkert. After hearing Dr. Fohkert’s testimony and Dourson’s answers to questions poised by environmental lawyer Rick Lindgren the... 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

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

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

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

Mike Bossio is awarded ‘Certificate of Appreciation’

December 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

As a consequence of his new responsibilities as a Member of Parliament Mike has had to tender his recognition as Chairman. The concerned Citizens’ Committee has awarded him with a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ to recognize his hard work on behalf of our community. Under his leadership, the Concerned Citizens have steadfastly thwarted two proposals to expand the Richmond Landfill to... Read more

Mike Bossio sworn in as MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington

December 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Congratulations to the Chairman of The Concerned Citizens, Mike Bossio who is sworn in as the new Liberal Member of Parliament for Hastings-Lennox and Addington on November 25 2015 . After a hard won campaign Mike was elected on November 19. Mike has provided solid leadership to the citizens group. He has  worked tirelessly on all aspects of our David... Read more

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

ERT Witness Statement – Andrew Martin

April 20 | Posted by Jeff | Document Library

Andrew Martin is a neighbour of the Richmond landfill. He presented his Participant Statement to the Environmental Review Tribunal today (Monday, 20 April 2015). Read his statement by clicking here:ERT Participant Statement – Andrew Martin

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