TORONTO, April 14, 2014 /CNW/ - Wind Concerns Ontario, the coalition of individuals and community groups concerned about the impact of large-scale wind power projects, sent a letter to Ombudsman of Ontario, requesting an investigation of aspects of the approval process for wind power projects.
"Our members, and Ontario municipalities, are very concerned about the lack of transparency that appears to be the hallmark of the approval of these power projects," says Jane Wilson, president, Wind Concerns Ontario.
"For example, the Ministry of the Environment has 'deemed complete' documentation for some projects when in fact environmental studies and assessments for emergency response and aviation safety are not complete and in some cases absent entirely," Wilson says. "This is not acceptable, and not the 'fair' and 'transparent' process the government claims it fosters."
Wind Concerns Ontario also asked about the appropriateness of large wind power developers offering money to municipalities in return for an expression of municipal support."This looks like Ontario's small towns are literally up for sale to huge power developers," Wilson explains.
SOURCE: Wind Concerns Ontario
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