Tiny Township cottagers lawyer up to officially oppose Teedon Pit expansion
Teedon Pit – Erin Archer photo
by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror
Tiny Township cottagers have joined in the fight against the Teedon Pit expansion.
The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (FoTTSA) has acquired legal representation and will be seeking a moratorium on the expansion of aggregate extraction.
Dufferin Aggregates, a division of CRH Canada, which owns and operates the Teedon Pit at 40 Darby Rd., is working to expand its aggregate operations northward.
Lawyers with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) have agreed to represent FoTTSA throughout the appeal process and will be seeking, at the very least, a delay on the proposed expansion.
“It is really quite daunting when you look at the stunning amount of money this is going to cost,” said Judith Grant, a director of FoTTSA. “But it is worth doing.”
Respected scientists Bill Shotyk and John Cherry have spent the last several years researching and mapping the local aquifer. Shotyk believes the water in the Waverley Uplands is the gold standard for water quality as it is some of the purest water in the world.