Write to Oppose Wind Turbines on Amherst Island
PLEASE SAVE AMHERST ISLAND
The Ministry of the Environment has posted a proposal by Windlectric Inc to blanket Amherst Island with up to 36 wind turbines. Please oppose the application by sending an email using the form we’ve prepared here.
Home to 34 species at risk including the Blanding’s Turtle, Amherst Island is world famous for raptors and includes the “Owl Woods” where many birders have seen their life owls of several species. Named one of the Top Ten Endangered Places in Canada due to the threat of wind turbines on its rich cultural and natural heritage, Amherst Island is simply the wrong place for wind turbines.
The Ontario Government also proposes to locate a gas plant cancelled at great cost in Oakville across the channel from the Island and is also considering Cement 2020, a proposal by Lafarge Cement. This is in addition to the existing Lennox Generating Station. How much can one small Island be expected to endure? Please write to MOE today!
The Environmental Registry posting is here.