Articles in the Environmental Law Category
On Friday, December 13, 2013, David Donnelly was interviewed by CBC Thunder Bay. Residents and property owners outside Thunder Bay are asking Taranis Construction to reduce its operating hours and noise at a new gravel pit.
“In the north it seems to be open season on putting these pits in where in many cases either don’t belong, or the operators should be more responsive to local concerns,?” said David Donnelly, legal counsel for the Toronto-based Environmental Defence group.
Click here to listen to David’s interview with CBC Thunder Bay on action residents could take, …
Donnelly Law’s next hearing is set to begin November 25, 2013 in King Township. Here is a bit of background, published in Environmental Defence’s Greenbelt Watch newsletter.
The Ontario Municipal Board is set to hear an important case regarding whether to allow future development on the Oak Ridges Moraine, beginning November 23, 2013. The hearing will take place in King Township, the site of a proposed 600-person outdoor banquet/event facility, bed and breakfast, and children’s camp for 200 campers. The proposal was unanimously rejected by King Township Council in August 2013. …
King residents oppose banquet facility on Oak Ridges Moraine
The Toronto Star
August 25, 2013
“A controversial proposal to build a banquet facility on prime agricultural land on the Oak Ridges Moraine could test the limits of the protections in place for southern Ontario’s so-called “rain barrel.””
Read the Toronto Star article on this proposal, opposed by Donnelly Law’s client the Stewards of the Moraine Inc., here.
Stewards pleased Township on their side
Mark Pavilons for the King Weekly Sentinel
August 20, 2013
The Stewards of the Moraine Inc. are pleased with recommendations by King Township staff to refuse a bid for a rural banquet facility in the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan Area. Click here to read more about the Stewards of the Moraine’s reaction to the Township Planning Report in the latest edition of the King Weekly Sentinel.
By: Simon Martin
News Reporter, King Connection
Published on Friday August 09 2013
Donnelly Law clients vow to fight banquet hall proposed for lands on the Oak Ridges Moraine.
Read the full article here: http://www.yorkregion.com/news-story/4040057-king-township-group-fights-proposed-banquet-hall/
By: Rachel Mendleson
News Reporter, Toronto Star
Published on Thursday August 08 2013
Cindy Sutch, who lives amid the rolling hills of the Oak Ridges Moraine, about 45 kilometres northeast of Oshawa, is a vocal advocate for the preservation of southern Ontario’s “rain barrel.”
And like most environmentalists, she also supports efforts to reduce the province’s reliance on fossil fuels.
But recently, a handful of wind energy projects proposed for the moraine have thrown this pair of ordinarily simpatico beliefs into conflict.
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Wind Energy Wins Against Wind Energy Opponents
Click on the link above to read a short article by Donnelly Law on appeals of wind farm renewable energy approvals alleging serious harm to human health. This article is published in the May 2013 Bluffs Advocate (http://www.bluffsadvocate.ca/).
By: Rachel Mendleson News reporter, Published on Wed May 01 2013
Environmentalists are anxiously awaiting a potentially precedent-setting verdict in a fierce conflict over a proposed quarry on protected Niagara Escarpment lands south of Collingwood, not far from the picturesque Blue Mountains.
The case, which began with Walker Industries’ initial application nearly a decade ago, is now before a judicial review, with a decision expected in the coming months. If approved, some warn it will tip the balance toward those who wish to exploit the riches of the escarpment — and undermine the protections put …
TORONTO — A one-day hearing held Thursday could determine the fate of the proposed quarry expansion west of Duntroon.
The Niagara Escarpment Commission voted last August to challenge the decision of the Consolidated Hearings Board decision that allowed Walker Aggregates to expand its quarry operation.
The initial hearing lasted 139 days over a 13-month period and ended last June in a 2-1 decision in favour of the expansion.
Thursday’s judicial review hearing was held in Osgoode Hall courtroom three in front of a three-judge panel: Justices Tom Lederer, Katherine Swinton, Renee Pomerance. The …
David Donnelly comments on the precedent-setting case to be argued tomorrow to ensure the Niagara Escarpment is protected. Read it here: http://environmentaldefence.ca/blog/escarpment-blues-legal-battle-stop-massive-quarry-continues