TORONTO, Sept. 26, 2011 /CNW/ - The province's political leaders must commit to legislation governing
the placement of power plants to protect the health and safety of
communities across Ontario, the community group Citizens for Clean Air
(C4CA) said today.
"Ontario needs to establish a clear process for the placement of gas
power plants, one that involves local communities as well as energy
sector experts," says Frank Clegg, C4CA Chairman. "Power plants don't
belong anywhere near homes, schools, hospitals or day care centres. We
are asking the leaders of all parties to make a public commitment to
establish a framework in law to ensure that the concerns of residents
will be respected following the election on October 6."
The Liberal Party of Ontario announced Saturday that a proposed
gas-fired plant in Mississauga would not go forward at its current
location. "We support the Liberal Party's decision to stop the building
of the Greenfield plant in Mississauga," Clegg added. "In this case, as
with Oakville, the concerns of the community were heard. But
legislation and a substantive reengineering of the procurement process
is the only thing that will provide certainty for communities and a
level playing field for developers in the future."
About Citizens for Clean Air (C4CA)
Citizens for Clean Air (C4CA) is a broad coalition of concerned citizens
committed to improving air quality in South Western Ontario and to
safety buffer zones around natural gas power plants. For more
information visit www.c4ca.org.
SOURCE Citizens for Clean Air (C4CA)
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