TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The appeal of a decision to halt a wind
power plant In Prince Edward County begins January 21 in Toronto. The
Ontario government is appealing its own decision, based on serious and
irreversible harm to the endangered Blanding's turtle. The turtles are
being defended by community groups including the Prince Edward County
Field Naturalists (PECFN).
"Taxpayer money is being used in Ontario to assist in an assault on
wildlife and a fragile environment by a power developer," says Jane
Wilson, president of Wind Concerns Ontario, a Participant in the
original proceeding. "Taxpayers are now fighting back to protect the
environment and wildlife against whom? The Ministry of the Environment!
This situation is an example of the Ontario government's support of
corporate wind power developers, despite evidence of harm to the
environment, and human health."
The appeal is being heard at Osgoode Hall, January 21-24.
SOURCE: Wind Concerns Ontario
For further information:
Jane Wilson WCO 613-489-3591/613-725-7120 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl Anderson PECFN 613-849-7743 email@example.com