Ask your MPP to join the inspiring movement to protect our farms, food and water
Photo credit: Laura Berman.
The Highland Companies wants to blast a one billion tonne hole into the picturesque countryside of Melancthon Township, 100 kilometres north of Toronto. The project will decimate some of Canada’s finest agricultural land and the headwaters of five major rivers.
The proposed Mega-Quarry would require 20,000 kilograms of explosives each day for the next few decades to dig the 930-hectare pit to a depth of almost 20 stories below the water table.
The company’s proposal also includes a plan to create a farm at the bottom of the pit once the limestone is removed. This would require pumping 600 million litres of water out of the pit every day. Forever.
“Forever” is a long commitment, especially for a company backed by a foreign hedge fund.
Help us protect our prized farmland and precious headwaters by sending a message to your local provincial representative today.
Tell your MPP that farms, food and water should come first.
Tell them to stop the Highland Mega-Quarry.
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