Results weren’t ideal for Toronto’s Hydro customers or environmental advocates.
18 out of 45 City Councillors voted in favour of ‘POLLUTER PAYS’
This would have gained the city of Toronto $1.6 million by charging hydro companies for their pollution instead of giving them discounts and allowing pollution fees to be passed down to hydro customers.
22 Councillors including the Mayor voted against full cost recovery.
They decided to allow corporate polluters to get discounts on the clean up costs associated with water treatment. This means hydro customers are still paying double for clean up fees.
See how your Councillor voted:
On antibiotics and chemical cleaning solutions leaking into our sewage (and drinking) water.
What’s more awful is that the majority of it is coming from law-breaking companies that rely on OUR TAX MONEY to clean up their mess. This city must be drinking some hardcore, homemade brew-skis if they are not realizing all of this lost revenue. Our TTC fare was raised by the lovely mayor so that “we could get some real progress on the joke we call ‘transit” but what I don’t understand is why they are ignoring the big boys and girls sleeping in the bathtub. (more…)