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APPEC appeals the wpd White Pines Wind project approval

The following was distributed to APPEC members stating that an APPEC appeal has been filed of the wpd White Pines Wind project. Dear APPEC Members: The approval of the 27-turbine White Pines Wind Project has been widely condemned. The APPEC … Continue reading

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Letter to APPEC Members – wpd White Pines Project Approved

Dear APPEC Members, Regrettably the Ministry of the Environment has seen fit to issue a renewable energy approval (REA) to wpd White Pines Wind Inc. to construct 27 wind turbines in South Marysburgh and part of Athol. Once again the Ministry has chosen to put the health … Continue reading

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Legal – APPEC Report (Part 2) on Jan 23, 2014 ERT Appeal Hearing on health

APPEC’s case is being heard by Justices Nordheimer, Linhares de Sousa and Whitaker of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court). To give some background APPEC appealed the Environmental Review Tribunal’s Decision of last July (2013) to dismiss APPEC’s … Continue reading

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Legal – APPEC Report (Part 1) on Jan 23, 2014 Ostrander Point ERT Appeal Hearing

This was the final day of the 3-day hearing.  The morning began with a submission from South Shore Conservancy which has Intervenor Status at the hearing followed by the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists’ Counter-Appeal on migratory birds and alvar. The … Continue reading

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Legal – APPEC Report on Jan 22, 2014 Ostrander Point ERT Appeal Hearing

Day Two of the 3-day hearing before the Divisional Court focused on the finding of the Environmental Review Tribunal that if allowed to proceed Gilead Power’s wind project at Ostrander Point in Prince Edward County will cause serious and irreversible … Continue reading

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Legal – Jan 21, 2014 – Report on Jan. 21, 2014 Ostrander Point ERT Appeal Hearing

The following is an APPEC report for the first day of the Ostrander Point ERT Appeal hearing. Paula Peel of the APPEC Board will be reporting on the proceedings trough the week.    Report on Jan 21, 2014 Ostrander Point ERT … Continue reading

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

  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 … Continue reading

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Legal – Jan 17, 2014 – Letter from MPP Todd Smith – RE APPEC Legal Appeal

Our MPP Todd Smith sends some timely words of support and encouragement as we take our case to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice next week.  Mr. Smith has indicated to us that he will be monitoring the proceedings closely.  We are fortunate to have Mr. Smith … Continue reading

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Legal – Divisional Court hearing JANUARY 21 – 24, 2014

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) will be hearing the appeals of last July’s Tribunal decision for Gilead Power’s wind project at Ostrander Point.  During the week lawyers representing APPEC, the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN), South … Continue reading

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Legal News – Nov. 22, 2013 – U.S. Superior Court ruling supports claims of wind turbine victims

BARNSTABLE (Nov. 22) In a major victory for homeowners living near a wind turbine in Falmouth, Barnstable Superior Court Judge Christopher J. Muse issued a preliminary injunction today to sharply reduce the turbine’s hours of operation. The Court found that … Continue reading

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