Adams Mine

Collection of materials about representing the Adams Mine Intervention Coalition - Rejecting Toronto's Garbage

CELA represented Northwatch, a coalition of citizen and environmental organizations in north eastern Ontario in their opposition to the proposed Adams Mine megadump. After an Environmental Assessment hearing and several court challenges, the proposal was cancelled by the City of Toronto for financial and liability reasons. Northwatch has opposed this proposal on repeated occasions and remains watchful of any plans to revive it.

Below are media releases and newsletter articles about this case as well as the Environmental Assessment Board decision that supported the proposal, although with one member of a three member panel dissenting. See also Northwatch's Adams Mine webpage; the Public Concern Temiskaming site ; and the related AdamsMineOnline webpages. 

In April of 2004, a government bill was introduced to amend Ontario's Environmental Protection Act to prohibit the use of the Adams Mine Lake or any other lake in Ontario to dispose of waste. View: First Reading of the Bill

News Releases

Northerners Have Day in Court Over Super-Dump Approval
Earth Day Spent in Court over Mega-Dump: Northerners Ask Court to Block Approval of Adams Mine Landfill
Northerners Ask Court to Block Approval of Super-Dump
Background on the Proposal to Turn the Adams Mine into a Garbage Dump
Citizens Take Dump Decision to Court
Coalition Launching Appeal of Dump Decision
Adams Mine Decision Expected This Week
Earth Day Marks Opening of Citizens' Case Against Adams Mine Dump
Notre Makes Case for Mega-Dump; Citizens Coalition Prepares to Counter