Premier Wynne Hears Concerns
Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Laurie Kilpatrick, representing the Association to Protect Amherst, to hear the deep concerns about turbines on Amherst Island. August 2013.
Amherst Island residents are fighting relentlessly to protect the Island from industrial-scale wind turbines.The decision to approve or reject the Windlectric/Algonquin Power application will be made on the Premier’s watch. The Premier needs to be well-informed and aware of the consequences of approving this project.
The Premier knows that the the Renewable Energy Approval application process is deeply flawed but has only made commitments to change the process “going forward”. Premier Wynne assured Laurie that decisions would be made on science and fact-based evidence. The Premier asked about the status of the project.
Laurie explained that for generations, Islanders have been responsible stewards and have acted to preserve the Islands natural and cultural heritage and that the Island location presents insurmountable challenges for industrial development.
MNR Posts Application to Destroy and Fragment Habitat of Species at Risk
The Ministry of Natural Resources posted a request for an “overall benefit permit by Windlectric Inc. on July 10, 2013 for public comment for 30 days to August 9, 2013.
MNR Posts Application for Public Lands Act Permits
The Ministry of Natural Resources posted a request for permits and authorizations under The Public Lands Act concerning docks, submarine cable and related infrastructure on July 17, 2013 for public comment for 30 days to August 16, 2013.
View the posting here: http://bit.ly/15V6GAq