APAI was not successful in achieving Leave to Appeal.

Windlectric/Algonquin, the company granted approval to blanket Amherst island with 26, fifty storey turbines, has completed dock construction on Amherst Island and commenced dock construction on the mainland. Loyalist Township has not approved the draft Operations Plan required by the Roads Use Agreement.  Windlectric has not entered into a Roads Use Agreement with the County of Lennox and Addington.   The company’s pre-construction study and Operations Plan note that Island roads with the exception of Front Rad do not have the load bearing capacity to support project traffic and equipment.  Island roads will fail!

In its first weeks of work the company caused a major power outage on the Island and a water emergency in Prince Edward County.  Restrictions due to fish spawning and grassland birds were blatantly disregarded.    Not a good beginning!

Call to Action
Please request Premier Wynne (premier@ontario.ca or 416-325-1941) and Minister Murray (minister.moecc@ontario.ca or 416-314-6790) to cancel the project without penalty because of the company’s inability to achieve its Commercial Operations Date and because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.


We are being bullied AND we are resilient, tenacious, and absolutely committed.

 

Mission – Protect Amherst Island

Association to Protect Amherst Island – Mission

  1. To promote, maintain and enhance the natural environment and natural beauty of Amherst Island which is recognized internationally as a place of unique environmental significance and importance.
  2. To protect from, or ameliorate, any adverse environmental effects that may touch or concern the quality of the natural environment, including the flora, fauna, inhabitants and natural beauty of Amherst Island.
  3. To promote, educate and increase the public’s understanding and appreciation of the natural environment of Amherst Island in all its aspects.
  4. To develop and provide writings, activities and programs promoting the protection and preservation of the natural environment of Amherst Island and its culture and heritage and to conduct and sponsor research.
  5. To work and cooperate with agencies, organizations and groups involved in similar or associated activities to achieve the above.

Volunteers

A strong group of talented volunteers work on community engagement, government relations, and media relations. Vice President and Research Director, Dr. John Harrison, Professor Emeritus at Queen’s University has presented substantive studies on noise and shadow flicker. Dr. Harrison testified at the Ostrander Point Environmental Review Tribunal on the effects of noise.   The Board has also funded studies to document the species at risk on the Island.  Most recently, the economic analysis of the proposed project has been updated and forwarded to the Board of Algonquin Power.

Together The Board and its committees review and respond to Windlectric/Algonquin Power’s Renewable Energy Approval application documents and engage community members, the media, elected officials and other decision makers with the goal of  eliminating the threat of  industrial turbine development on the Island.

The research and understanding of Amherst Island and thorough review of Windlectric/Algonquin Power’s proposed industrial turbine development demonstrate very clearly that this plan would cause serious and irreversible harm to the environment and the community.

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