Citizen Opposition to Tire-Burning Plans at Lafarge Cement Plant

Collection of materials concerning citizen opposition to ill-conceived MOE approval decision

CELA worked with other environmental lawyers, groups and residents to successfully stop plans by Lafarge to burn scrap tires, plastics and other waste as "alternate fuel" in an Ontario cement plant. This case resulted in landmark decisions under the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) by the Environmental Review Tribunal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court). These precedents continue to assist other Ontario residents in EBR appeals of ill-conceived approval decisions by Ontario's Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change.

Media Releases

Reflections on Gord Downie’s Green Legacy
Court rejects Lafarge bid to shut down environmental hearing
Environmentalists hail precedent-setting Ontario court victory
Cement kiln incineration appeal begins Tuesday
Citizens and Environmental Groups File Legal Appeal Against Waste-Burning Approvals Issued to LaFarge by Ontario Government
Tribunal gives green light to appeals against Ontario's approval of waste incineration at LaFarge cement kiln
Residents And Environmental Groups File Appeal Against Ontario’s Approval Of Waste Incineration At Lafarge Cement Kiln


Reprint (Ontario Bar Association - Environews - January, 2009)