Conservation is for sale in Niagara — if you have enough money to back you up.
Wind energy deal inked between NPCA and NRWC
The Niagara Region Wind Corporation has inked a deal with the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority which will permit them access to a section of the Gord Harry Trail for maintenance of two nearby turbines.
When Niagara Region Wind Corporation first approached the local conservation authority about using one of its trails during the construction phase of its 77-turbine wind farm, the answer was no. But when big wind came back, with a lot more money blowing behind it, the answer changed.
The trail in question — the Gord Harry Trail — was gifted to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority by the Township of Wainfleet, a municipality that is no friend to wind energy. Because of Wainfleet’s stance on wind turbines, the NPCA opted to…
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