Court of Appeal Allows Richmond Landfill Expansion to Proceed through "Scoped" Environmental Assessment
Sep 01 2004
TORONTO. The Ontario Court of Appeal has recently decided that the proposed expansion of the Richmond Landfill near Napanee can proceed through a "scoped" environmental assessment ("EA") process that does not require the proponent to:
- prove there is a demonstrable need for the mega-expansion;
- examine whether there are better "alternatives to" the mega-expansion (i.e. reduce, reuse and recycle); or
- evaluate whether there are safer or more suitable sites for the mega-expansion.