PROTECTING our Water
PitSense is a community of people organized to respond to proposals for further increases in the number and size of aggregate operations in Caledon. We are opposed to the continuing 'Domino Effect' growth of open pit mines and quarries in the agricultural and rural residential areas of the Niagara Escarpment and UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
"In an age when man has forgotten his origins and is blind even to his most essential needs for survival, water along with other resources has become the victim of his indifference."
-- Rachel Carson
It is no longer adequate to simply mitigate environmental or social impact for economic benefit. A corporation has to prove it is leaving behind a visible and tangible improvement in the environment and in the social fabric of the community."
...Alan Kreisberg, President, Western North America LaFarge Construction
The following InfoGraphics pertain to the importance of water in matters of environmental protection, ecological sustainability, and species survival, including human survival. Please read this material to gain a better understanding of what is at stake if we continue to gamble with this essential resource.
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Every day the Government of Ontario allows millions of litres of water to be pumped from the Oak Ridges Moraine to sort sand and gravel. The Ontario government's failure to monitor and report exactly how much is pumped threatens access and the right to clean and safe drinking for more than 250,000 Ontarians. This infographic looks at the trouble encountered during an EcoJustice investigation and outlines the ongoing threat.
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The Ontario government's failure to monitor and report exactly how much water is being pumped threatens access and the right to clean and safe drinking for more than 250,000 Ontarians. This infographic highlights concerns about implementation of the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Act and the fragmented responsibilities regarding environmental and land use planning.
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