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BR NS Tire Burning – CP

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201813 Views

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire
Oct 11, 2018 

HALIFAX – A controversial plan to let a Nova Scotia cement plant burn massive numbers of tires has been given a regulatory green light by the province.

The Environment Department issued industrial approval to the Lafarge plant in Brookfield, allowing it to conduct a one-year pilot project to incinerate tires.

Environment Minister Margaret Miller defends the decision, saying it will help the province meet its environmental goals on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

But critics say diverting tires that otherwise would have been recycled, amounts to subsidizing energy for a large multi-national company.

Fred Blois, who was part of residents group that lost a court bid for a judicial review of the project’s environmental approval, says the department’s approval process has become nothing more than a “licence to commit harm.”

N-D-P critic Lenore Zann used an expletive to describe the government’s reasoning for the project.

Zann says while it’s a win for the company, it’s “ridiculous” the province is experimenting with burning tires in 2018.

(The Canadian Press)

INDEX: ENVIRONMENT ATLANTIC POLITICS

 

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