OMAFRA & ECO say one thing; MNR & MOE do another?
Jim McPherson’s letter highlighting the disconnect between advice from OMAFRA & the ECO re wind turbines in migratory routes, and the willingness of MNR & MOE to consider wind turbines in PEC, was published in the Toronto Star on October 7, 2012.
Here is the text of his letter, also available on the Star’s website at http://tinyurl.com/98lgmfq :
Re: Protect wildlife from wind turbines, Opinion, Oct 2
Gord Miller echoes the advice that the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs gives to farmers. On its website the ministry advises farmers to “Make sure turbines are sited away from migratory bird corridors.”
It is obvious that the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Ministry of the Environment do not respect the advice of either Ontario’s environmental commissioner or the agriculture ministry. MNR and MOE are both actively considering two large wind energy projects in an internationally recognized important bird area in Prince Edward County that is more heavily travelled by migratory birds than Point Pelee. One of these projects is on Crown land owned by MNR, where the developer has sought permission to “kill, harm and harass” endangered species.
Jim McPherson, Milford