The Elmira Bio-Fuel Citizens’ Committee appeal is now well underway. Concerned citizens are taking on the corporate world to stop the installation of an anaerobic digestion plant in the north end of Elmira, Ontario. Their contention is that this installation will impact negatively on almost all aspects of life in Elmira, and that the plant in the planned location will make no environmental sense. However, they have chosen to concentrate their appeal efforts on air emissions in Elmira, which can be shown to be already a severe problem before the addition of more from all the emissions that will be associated with the plant. The health of the community and the health of the people who live in it is what they are fighting for.
The BFCC-Appeal Committee has the good fortune to retain the services of one of Ontario’s most experienced environmental lawyers, Mr. Eric Gillespie, who himself lived in at the corner of Church and Snyder in Elmira for a period of five years. Work is underway with a team of experts to gather the necessary information about air quality in Elmira, especially on the Arthur/Church street corridors.
The citizens of Elmira are in a David and Goliath fight. Legal battles of this sort can be costly; fundraisers are planned. Anyone interested in contributing may do so at the Toronto Dominion Bank in Elmira. Ask for the BFCC-appeal trust account. Your contributions are about a liveable future in Elmira.