ROCKY VIEW (660 NEWS) – A whole bunch of residents in Rocky View County say they’re being ignored as they try to cease an open-pit gravel mine from being authorised.
Over 4 hundred letters of opposition have been despatched to Rocky View County council which can be learn on Feb. 2.
The deadline for public consultations coming to an finish however county residents don’t really feel like they’re being heard.
They’ve till Feb. 1 to submit a video or audio remark concerning the latest proposition, which might see an open-pit gravel mine with a 25-year lifespan inbuilt Bearspaw.
Former Olympian Catriona Le Might Doan is a resident of the world and mentioned between the noise and air pollution individuals ought to have the ability to cease it.
“That is an open mine gravel pit, the second largest in the complete nation. The carcinogens that can be launched, there have been assessments completed, it’s dangerous.”
“We’re taking a look at big, big numbers that can be very dangerous not only for us, however for our kids and the youth.”
The pit was rejected in 1994 and once more about ten years in the past. It’s being proposed for the third time, and Le Might Doan mentioned this time residents really feel like they haven’t been given any significant public consultations.
“We perceive well being restrictions, we perceive tips, however the truth that you may not have 400 households present up and present the opposition? It’s very simple for individuals to learn a letter and never put a face to the names.”
Le Might Doan mentioned the pit shouldn’t take priority over the individuals and wildlife dwelling within the space already.”
“Individuals’s well being and security, our wildlife, wetlands, and nature shouldn’t be (overtaken) due to an open pit.”
“(It’s) an open mine gravel pit. So, once more, 24-hour blasting and no person will need that inside a 50-kilometre radius.”