Here is a quote from The Guardian on Oct. 1:
‘But Sherry said Monday she is satisfied the project can be carried out without major environmental damage to the area.
“After the length of time and the amount of work that has gone into this process, I feel very comfortable with my final decision,” Sherry told reporters Monday.
“When I went through the process with my staff page by page and line by line, the issue, of course, was the environmental impact and I feel confident today with all of the mitigations that have been put in place.” ’
Well, I am hoping Minister Sherry is now uncomfortable since she must realize there has been a major environmental impact. Also, her confidence in all the mitigations is ill-placed since they have failed numerous times with normal rainfalls, let alone a one-in-25-year event, which has yet to happen.
What I am wondering is why the work continues while the breaches continue unfixed contra the agreement? Why has the minister not issued statements to the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and the public about these transgressions of her environmental impact edicts that were to be followed to the letter? Has she been out there recently? What does she expect will happen with a major winter thaw, and even more problematical, the spring thaw?
We (public monitors with a bit of common sense) realize it will be a disaster.
It appears to the public that the minister is sitting on her hands and hiding away. I have video evidence of severalincidents that are irrefutable. I have sent her one shortened clip of a major breach recently with no response from her.