Pits & Quarries
Green Party MLA dismayed that environmental review may not happen for quarry
February 2, 2023 By Times Colonist
British Columbia’s Green Party MLA Adam Olsen says he has not given up hope that a plan to expand an aggregate quarry at the Bamberton site will face environmental scrutiny — despite a preliminary report recommending that an application for an environmental review be declined.
Olsen said he has fielded hundreds of calls and emails from people concerned about the project on Saanich Inlet, and has encouraged them to be part of the assessment office’s consultation process.
The draft report recommending that Environment Minister George Heyman decline to designate the Bamberton aggregate quarry expansion as a reviewable project is subject to public comment until Feb. 14.
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