Win! Company gives up plans for Mega Quarry

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Win! Company gives up plans for Mega Quarry

CTV reports:

"Acknowledging widespread public opposition, the company behind a proposed mega-quarry at a site north of Toronto has backed down. In a statement released Wednesday, the Highland Companies announced it was withdrawing its request to develop the project in Melancthon Township, near Orangeville, Ont. While we believe that the quarry would have brought significant economic benefit to Melancthon Township and served Ontario's well-documented need for aggregate, we acknowledge that the application does not have sufficient support from the community and government to justify proceeding with the approval process," Highland's John Scherer said."

This is a major win for the broad movement -- in Melancthon Township and far beyond -- that mobilized to stop this destructive mega-project. 

 

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Catchfire Catchfire's picture

And much credit to our own Rebecca West for her continuous hard work in raising awareness for this story and helping to organize the successful resistance!

janfromthebruce

excellent news

infracaninophile infracaninophile's picture

Awesome indeed. I hope that means there's hope for us:

http://www.stopthequarry.ca/

 

At least, it may be posible to subpoena McGuinty and several others, including Wynne, to testify in the matter (and perhaps something will come out about the gas plants as well):

http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/828610--premier-to-be-subpoena...