Residents of Brooklyn, at the base of the North Mountain near Middleton, said today they are growing increasingly frustrated at Nova Scotia Environment's failure to use available scientific data in deciding whether or not a 3.99 hectare quarry should be permitted in their community.
Several dozen Brooklyn residents, armed with signs, took to the street outside Annapolis MLA Stephen McNeil’s office in Middleton this morning in what they termed an information rally. They said the picket action on the corner of Commercial and Marshall streets was an effort to try to raise awareness and bring attention to the issue.
Residents are currently waiting for a response to their letter to the Minister of Environment asking to reject the quarry or request an Environmental Impact Assessment. They are also waiting for NSE staff to tell them why the department rejected evidence that more than five hectares of contiguous wetlands will be negatively impacted by the quarry, and are also waiting for NSE to determine the size of the proposed quarry,
Brooklyn farmer John Bruce drove a tractor and wagon into the parking lot of McNeil’s constituency office and parked it in front of the Premier’s office door. Others carried signs that said such things as “NSE ignores science,” “Save Our Water,” “Water is Life,” “Stephen McNeil Show Us Your Support,” and “1 Quarry 18 Effected Proprties.”
Although there were staff inside McNeil’s office, the door was locked. Several people unrelated to the protest were let into the office.… 1
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