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Selected articles -- Morning Star, January, 2010.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The point that NORD directors are missing here, is not so much that there is a questioning of the integrity of the testing that is being done by environmental consultants. Rather, the questioning is that the Provincial Regulations that govern the disposal of sewage at the top of watersheds in 'resort' areas is too lax. The private operators that run the sewage treatment facilities may in fact be operating within the provincial guidelines, however, if the provincial guidelines do not require the 'resort' developers to make the proper investment in sewage treatment facilities, (ie: the same kind of infrastructure that would be required if it was a municipality of the same size making the development), then: 1) you end up (legally) polluting your watershed, and 2) you run the risk of developers cutting their costs to maximize their real estate profits(surprise, surprise) and when, and if, they get into financial problems (witness Intrawest at Whistler), taxpayers in the neighboring municipality may be left footing the bill. You may think this is farfetched, but if you are the neighboring Municipality and sewage effluent was flowing into your watershed, you may have an interest in making sure this does not happen.

Too bad the six NORD Directors that voted against this, don't seem to understand this.

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