August 22nd, 2019 - Originally on InsideHalton.com by Parm Gill
Here’s a lot at what’s being done in opposition to project, writes Gill
Milton MPP Parm Gill - Tavis Nembhard
In my June 20 article, "Taking action against Reid Road Quarry reopening," I outlined my concerns about the Reid Road Quarry project — I stand with the community against this proposed quarry.
Today, I am proud to update you on some of the steps I have taken to stand up for our community.
Over the past several months, I have met with many concerned residents and the ACTION committee about this important issue. I share your concerns about the serious risks that the proposed quarry poses — including potential dangers to the quality of life, health, and general well-being of residents in our community. It could threaten our water, our environment, and presents potential physical hazards such as dust and flyrock.
I am working hard to protect the best interests of our community. This is why, on July 25, I wrote a letter to the minister of the environment, conservation and parks requesting an immediate Environmental Assessment of the proposed site. I outlined many of the concerns and highlighted the steadfast opposition there is against this project in our community.
In the letter, I also stated that, “I believe it is our government’s responsibility to address these concerns before a decision is made regarding this license application.”
You can read my letter to the minister on my website at www.parmgill.com.
If approved, an Environmental Assessment will require the applicant go through a process that prescribes a higher level of scrutiny. I applaud Milton town council for following my lead and echoing my call to the minister for an Environmental Assessment. I also thank the hundreds of constituents who have written to the minister’s office urging him to launch this assessment.
I remain committed to being a strong voice for our community. As the fight against the proposed quarry continues, I ask that you stay engaged, and contact me if I can be of any assistance for you.
Parm Gill is the MPP of Milton.