Dofasco is applying for a new “alternative standard” because they failed to meet the original one set by the Ministry of Environment. This new standard will be a lot more lenient and will allow them to emit pollutants at higher levels for an additional 5 years. This is troubling seeing as some of them are cancer-causing.
This Thursday (May 20), the Ministry of Environment will be holding a public meeting to announce to the community that they are granting Dofasco this new standard. Thus, we need as much community support as possible to help show that we as Hamiltonians care about the quality of our air! So we are encouraging everyone and anyone to come out to the meeting!
Thursday May 20th, 6-9pm at the East Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion (1180 Barton St. E – in front of Centre Mall).