More is less with quarry expansion to...

More is less with quarry expansion to much money to stop

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Air heads

North Bay, Canada

#1 Dec 19, 2012
More is less with quarry expansion
Dear editor,
An open letter to Halton Hills residents, Regional and Town planners and the Niagara Escarpment Commission:
I am opposed to the expansion of the Acton Quarry for the following reasons:
1. More quarry means more aggregate
2. More aggregate means more roads and infrastructure
3. More roads means more cars
4. More cars mean more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
5. More carbon dioxide means more global warming
6. More infrastructure means more houses
7. More houses mean more people and consumerism
8. The cumulative effect of more people, roads, cars, houses and consumerism means more destruction of habitat
9. More destruction of habitat means more social unrest and more fighting over increasingly scarce resources
10. More global warming mean more severe storms (think Sandy), more drought (think the loss of 80 per cent of Ontario’s apple crop this past summer), more floods, fires, pollution and famine
11. More of the above means more extinction of species¬ó including our own.
Final question: What are you personally doing to reduce your carbon footprint?
Joan Cornfield,
(Protect Our Water and

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