I read with interest a letter to the editor regarding the possibility of a waste-to-energy facility on Tsawwassen Lands. (“Garbage Incinerator a Cause for Concern”, by Joseph Basso, July 9).
I would like to correct a couple of important errors in the letter. A waste-to-energy facility on Tsawwassen Lands would have to proceed through a rezoning process, pursuant to Tsawwassen First Nation’s zoning regulation, which includes hearings and meetings. It would also have to be consistent with Metro Vancouver’s Regional Growth Strategy, which includes Tsawwassen Lands.
At this time, TFN is considering whether it wishes to be submit an expression of interest to host a waste-to-energy facility on Tsawwassen Lands as part of Metro Vancouver’s processes. Part of this consideration includes an analysis of the various costs and benefits of such a facility, including important analyses respecting the environmental and social implications.
As with any important TFN decision, our community will be fully involved as TFN determines how to move forward.
Tom McCarthy, CAO (Acting)
Tsawwassen First Nation