Legal – Jan 21, 2014 – Blanding’s Turtles are Back in Court


Blandings Turtle
Blanding’s Turtle

There was some great news today for the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) from the Ontario divisional court panel, headed by Justice Ian Nordheimer. The 3 judge panel ruled that Gilead Power could not introduce new evidence in the appeal. New evidence is not permitted during the appeal process. The arguments continue tomorrow on the ERT legal findings. Gilead continues the appeal on the Blanding’s Turtle ERT findings and PECFN’s appeals to protect the Important Bird Area and the Alvar wildlife habitat at Ostrander Point. 

John Spears, Business reporter for the Toronto Star posted an article on today’s appeal proceedings. To read the Toronto Star article, please click here.

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