Peterborough Health Unit Shows it has mastered Orwell’s lessons – takes down TCE website

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MEDIA RELEASE Homeowners and residents exposed to Lethal Pollution (TCE HELP) Toronto environmental lawyers agree to attend TCE meeting on July 24th to discuss possible law suit PETERBOROUGH, July 22, 2012 -  Peterborough County-City Health Unit (PCCHU) has shown it has mastered Orwell’s lessons as outlined in his famous book, 1984 and his various essays. Last week, on July 16, it dismantled its web site on Trichloroethylene (TCE).  The web …continue…

McGuinty, Michelle Obama urged to impose Tax-Deposit System on Soft Drinks to Fight Obesity

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MEDIA RELEASE Toronto, July 19, 2012 Ontario-based environmental lawyer David McRobert is urging the McGuinty government to impose a combination of a tax and deposit system on soft drinks and other non-refillable containers to fight obesity, create local jobs and improve the environmental and energy performance of the systems. McRobert commends the McGuinty government for appointing the panel to study the obesity problem but says there is no need to …continue…

Environmental Lawyer Cut from Speaking at Public Meeting on Contamination from Outboard Marine Plant

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This article is by Brenden Wedley of the Peterborough Examiner, published on June 27, 2012.  A Peterborough-based environmental lawyer who was dumped from the speaking lineup for a public meeting on contamination from the former Outboard Marine Corp. site says he was told to stay away because his presentation indicated the city and the province could be liable. The Peterborough County-City Health Unit, which had asked David McRobert to volunteer …continue…

Health Unit Cuts TCE Talk by Lawyer, HazMat Blogger

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This article is from HazMatMag.com, published on 07/04/2012.  Concerns over levels of toxic industrial solvent trichloroethylene (TCE) found in the air of certain Peterborough homes led to environmental lawyer David McRobert being invited to speak on the issue at a meeting held by the Peterborough County-City Health Unit (PCCHU) on June 26th, 2012. But he was abruptly “uninvited” by the health unit the night before. Officials attempted to allay residents’ fears …continue…

How Ottawa fumbled the fisheries file

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By Douglas Macdonald, David McRobert and Miriam Diamond Published in The Globe and Mail, on Friday, July 06 2012, 2:00 AM EDT Stephen Harper prides himself on being an astute political manager. However, the recent amendments to the Fisheries Act, contained in Bill C-38, the 2012 Budget Implementation Act, are the work of a political amateur. They will not help him get new pipelines built and they do not help his …continue…

Uninvited to Contamination Meeting

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Media Advisory – Environmental Lawyer Uninvited to Peterborough TCE Contamination Meeting doubts PCCHU and MOE can “bury problem” Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health, Peterborough County-City Health Unit (PCCHU) has “uninvited” David McRobert, a local environmental lawyer to speak at the community update on the indoor air sampling results conducted in some residences on Tuesday night. The testing was undertaken to identify possible trichloroethylene (TCE) exposure related to the …continue…

EcoEnergy Retrofit Wake

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Wake held for EcoEnergy Retrofit Homes program If the EcoEnergy Retrofit Homes program is going to die, then David McRobert was going to throw a proper wake for it. The owner of an early 20th century home on Charlotte St., McRobert held a gathering of sorts at the house Friday afternoon while Doug Porter, an auditor with Peterborough Green-Up checked the house one last time before the program ends March …continue…