Critics slam pit approval

Escarpment backers call consent for quarry expansion ‘unconscionable’ and question pledge to protect greenbelt.

Environmentalists and critics say the provincial Liberal government has, with the stroke of a pen, destroyed a piece of the Niagara Escarpment for centuries to come by approving a controversial quarry expansion.
And they said yesterday the government has lost whatever credibility it had on environmental protection by siding with Dufferin Aggregates, operator of one of the largest quarries in Canada

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