Opinion: Whither wind energy?

An incorporated group of citizens in Prince Edward County has applied for a judicial review (JR) of the process by which 60 industrial wind turbine projects have been approved by Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).

This is a serious action, comprising thousands of pages of testimony in dozens of affidavits, from deponents who live not only in Prince Edward County, but in rural communities across Ontario.

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By Jim McPherson, Guest Columnist: The Toronto Sun, October 28, 2017

An incorporated group of citizens in Prince Edward County has applied for a judicial review (JR) of the process by which 60 industrial wind turbine projects have been approved by Ontario’s Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC).

This is a serious action, comprising thousands of pages of testimony in dozens of affidavits, from deponents who live not only in Prince Edward County, but in rural communities across Ontario.

In these already-approved projects, there are at least 1,200 giant wind turbines, of which about 1,000 are already operational.

Many additional wind energy proposals are in the MOECC approval process, awaiting government decisions.

The wind industry today is a multi-billion-dollar business in Ontario.

It will be up to the courts to decide the merits of this citizen-inspired request for a judicial review of the government decision-making process which led to…

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