Weekly PEC wind turbine news — Mon, Sep 19, 2011
Here are current news items regarding the wind energy issue, prepared by CCSAGE and focused primarily on developments in Prince Edward County. For an explanation of acronyms used, see http://wp.me/p1M8CZ-15.
Gilead Power’s REA application. Another week with no indication that MOE has accepted as complete Gilead’s application for a 9-turbine project at Ostrander Point. When deemed complete, the public will have 30 or 60 days to comment.
CCSAGE meeting with DND. CCSAGE met with DND’s Ostrander Point project leader on Monday morning to obtain further information about the circumstances of its unexploded ordnance project.
SSC press conference re DND work at Ostrander Point. The South Shore Conservancy held a press conference at the Milford Town Hall on Wed, Sep 14 to announce that they have obtained a legal opinion that MNR violated the Endangered Species Act by allowing DND to damage and destroy habitat at Ostrander Point during its recent search for unexploded ordnance. SSC is looking for remediation of the site and, in the meantime, a moratorium on any change in land use. Candidates for the Liberal, PC and Green parties and a representative of the NDP attended and provided comments. MPP Leona Dombrowsky indicated support for an independent review of what took place and what should be done.
WPD Canada’s White Pines project. No further news, but it is expected that their first public meeting will be held in the fall.
Candidates’ debate on Sep 20. Local candidates from the Liberal, PC, NDP and Green parties will debate provincial energy policy and the Green Energy Act at a public meeting on Tue, Sep 20, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Picton United Church.