- Why did Metro Vancouver manufacture a garbage crisis?
- Why, if we're running out of landfill space, is Metro Vancouver proposing to shut down the Vancouver landfill long before its scheduled closure?
- Why is Metro Vancouver asking us to spend half-a-billion dollars (and counting) on new garbage facilities when the existing ones could meet our needs?
- And, as Coquitlam Councillor Fin Donnelly asked at yesterday's Metro Vancouver Waste Management Committee meeting: "What if we took half of the money that it would cost to build a new incinerator, and put it into waste reduction measures instead?"
We don't need a costly "trash panel" to start all over, asking the wrong questions.
We need good investigative reporting that will shed light on the bungling at Metro Vancouver and get our region's waste management planning process back on track.