Wednesday, February 7, 2018


I don't think it's even private consultation. I expect to get a fuller update this weekend from a TAG source in regards to what may or may not be going on behind the scenes. Regardless public consultation means exactly what the two words indicate. Public does not equate with Sandy Shantz's personal friends or colleagues on TAG (Technical Advisory Group). It means everybody. Here are the most recent public meetings:

July 20, 2017 TAG meeting

September 7, 2017 RAC meeting (Remediation Advisory Committee)

December 7, 2017 TAG meeting

The next meetings aren't scheduled until March 15, 2018 for TAG and a week later on March 22, 2018 for RAC. CPAC meetings were scheduled monthly throughout the year except usually not in July or August. At least ten meetings a year and the meetings were lengthy because there was a lot on the Agendas over the course of month to month.

We were advised that TAG would meet 6-8 times per year. That was inadequate on it's own but three meetings over eight months is ridiculous. Similarly we were advised that RAC would meet four times per year which it did for the first two years namely every September, December, March and June. Now it's meeting every six months for only twice a year. This is Chemtura/Lanxess's hidden Agenda and yes Sandy it is a conspiracy when you make private deals with polluting industries and then lie to the public about it.

Both Chemtura (Uniroyal) and the Ontario Ministry of Environment (M.O.E.) were desperate to get out of the CPAC (Chemtura Public Advisory Committee) spotlight that ran from 2011 until September 2015. CPAC honestly and accurately, publicly outed those two bodies and proved that they were dishonest, ineffective and incompetent. They turned to our local politicians for help and cover and if only our local Council were a tenth as effective in pushing for a cleanup here in Elmira as they are at delaying, obfuscating and providing cover for self-serving, polluting industries .


  1. Are you reading the big picture my friend? Nothing is going to get resolved no matter how many of these blogs you are going to post. I suffer the same thing on my committees in my City. It's politics and big business calling the shots and ignorant of most environmental issues.

  2. Amazingly though the more wealthy and powerful they are, they want their cake and to eat it too. Hence they want the public to believe their horse manure and get quite crusty when it doesn't happen.