APPEC News Release

Media Release

October 22, 2015

APPEC Challenges Approval of the White Pines Wind Project

The Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC) is appealing the approval of wpd’s 27 turbine White Pines wind project in South Marysburgh and part of Athol. APPEC’s legal challenge will demonstrate that the White Pines wind project will cause serious harm to human health and serious and irreversible harm to the natural environment.

APPEC will draw on the legal expertise of Eric Gillespie who has extensive experience with the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) process and the deleterious effects of industrial wind turbines on Ontario residents and on the environment. Environmental and health experts will provide evidence to the ERT that the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change failed to consider when it approved this project.

Attempts by APPEC and other County groups to stop this destructive project have gone unheeded by the provincial government. This legal action is critical to protecting the health of County residents and to preserving the ecological value of the Prince Edward County South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.   It is also critical to preventing the County’s South Shore from being turned into a sprawling intermittent electricity generation station that will produce electricity but at far too high a cost.

The ERT hearing starts Monday, November 2nd at the Wellington Arena at 10:00 a.m.   Members of the public are welcome and are encouraged to attend.

For more information please contact:
Paula Peel
Secretary, APPEC

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