Stop the Outrage – Write Minister Glen Murray re EBR 012-9749 re Contaminated Invista Lands
February 6, 2017 Category: Uncategorized
Stella, February 6, 2017
APPROVAL OF CHANGE OF LAND USE FROM PARKLAND TO INDUSTRIAL BY MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE CRITICAL TO FUTURE OF AMHERST ISLAND WIND PROJECT
After assuring the public repeatedly that all approvals were in place and starting construction of the Amherst Island wind project, Windlectric was advised by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) that the company lacks approval to use the contaminated Invista South Parcel lands designated as Parkland. The parcel of land owned by Invista south of Bath Road in Loyalist Township is now proposed for temporary construction purposes with an adjacent $3 million industrial dock to be used to transport 15,000 trucks carrying heavy equipment, hazardous materials, personnel, fuel, fuel trucks and vast amounts of aggregates and cementitious materials.
As the Parkland designation does not allow construction activities, an amendment to the Certificate of Property Use (CPU) has been filed to allow theAmherst Island wind project to proceed. Invista, as the landowner had to submit the application to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. The Notice published on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) states “In this particular case, the proposed amendment to CPU Number 6676-9CWHB7-2S is necessary to allow the ERT approved Amherst Island wind project to proceed. Put another way, the project cannot proceed without the proposed amendment to the CPU.”
The Notice states that all comments received prior to March 02, 2017 as part of the public participation process for this proposal (EBR Registry number 012-9749) will be considered by the decision maker.
If the amendment is approved by MOECC, Loyalist Township residents will lose access to a lakeside park and boat launch and Amherst Island will be one step closer to being blanketed by wind turbines.
Help us stop this outrage. Additional information will be posted on APAI’s website www.protectamherstisland.ca as it become available.
Please send comments with EBR 012-9749 in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org