Council of Canadians organizer Mark Calzavara speaks at a public forum in Oshawa in opposition to the proposed ethanol refinery on Lake Ontario. Photo by Robert T. Bell.
The proposed ethanol project that was to be built on the shores of Lake Ontario has been officially shelved.
Oshawa This Week reports, "Mayor John Henry and Oshawa councillors have long fought the proposed ethanol plant and he points out that both the City and the Region have passed motions opposing an ethanol plant on Oshawa's waterfront. A dedicated group of residents staunchly opposed the plant and Henry points out he went to Ottawa and hand delivered petitions with 3,600 signatures opposing the plant."
The $200 million, 12-storey ethanol refinery was to be constructed on Lake Ontario waterfront next to a provincially significant 123-hectare coastal wetland.