The Hamilton Port Authority announced today they and Port Fuels have “mutually agreed” to part ways, and the plasma gasification plant proposed for Pier 15 is dead.
The plant was first proposed in 2014, and quickly encountered community opposition. The first public meeting by the proponents was organized for the Easter Long Weekend in April, this sparked much public skepticism of an attempt to prevent public engagement. (Full Video from that meeting)
Quickly, community opposition organized lead by Environment Hamilton and Ward 3 resident the late Kate Andrus, took on the plant. Their mobilization resulted in the province ordering a full environmental assessment of the project.
City Council, led by then-newly elected Ward 3 Councillor Matthew Green, opposed the gasification plant. City planning staff were ready to fight with the Port Authority over the zoning of the plant.
In the end, Port Fuels quickly killed the project.