[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


News Home

Subscribe to RSS feed

Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

Sign up for daily updates

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate $10

Donate $5

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Publications & Products

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

The Ostrander Point ERT appeal: We won  

Credit:  Posted by ccsage | Jul 3 | ccsage.wordpress.com ~~

The Environmental Review Tribunal has allowed the appeal of the Ostrander Point Project by PECFN on grounds of serious and irreversible harm to the natural environment, and has revoked the approval of this project by the Director, Ministry of the Environment.  FANTASTIC!

Excerpts from the decision:

“[630] The Tribunal finds that mortality due to roads, brought by increased vehicle traffic, poachers and predators, directly in the habitat of Blanding‟s turtle, a species that is globally endangered and threatened in Ontario, is serious and irreversible harm to Blanding‟s turtle at Ostrander Point Crown Land Block that will not be effectively mitigated by the conditions in the REA.

“[645] The appeal of PECFN is allowed under s. 145.2.1(5) of the EPA.”

Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) deserves a huge amount of credit for pursuing this appeal against almost insurmountable odds.  It has been truly a David vs Goliath situation.  In particular, we owe Myrna Wood and Cheryl Anderson of PECFN our undying gratitude for their dedication and hard work.

This win has been very expensive for PECFN, which is a small citizens’ group of less than 50 members.  The good news is that they have raised $59,307 to fund their appeal.  The bad news is that their legal bill to date is double this amount.  They are still short $60,000.

PLEASE recognize PECFN’s hard work and success (and desperate financial situation) by making a donation to their legal fund.  Click on the Donate to PECFN button on this page, or send a cheque made out to Ostrander Point Appeal Fund to PECFN, 59 King Street, Unit 2, Picton, ON  K0K 2T0.

You can read the full decision here .

Source:  Posted by ccsage | Jul 3 | ccsage.wordpress.com

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
Donate $5 PayPal Donate


Tag: Victories

News Watch Home

Get the Facts Follow Wind Watch on Twitter

Wind Watch on Facebook


© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.