The Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) has responded to the recent proposals by the provincial government to revise the Aggregate Resources Act. The deadline for public input was November 4. The changes proposed reflect recommendations from a meeting of aggregate industry representatives with John Yakabuski Minister of Natural Resources earlier this year. CRC is concerned that these proposed regulatory changes will not ensure that our water, farmland and natural environment are protected from the potential negative impacts of aggregate extraction.
The proposed amendments to the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) are outlined in ERO Number 019-0556 and proposed Bill 132. Overall the proposed changes to the ARA meet an “industry wish list” that reduces “the red tape” related to new and/or expanding aggregate operations… CRC Media Release | CRC Letter to Andrew MacDonald, Natural Resources Conservation Policy Branch | Opinion – The Record