Heard this promise before – GEA does away with environmental protection

Toronto Star

So, “The Ontario government has promised to protect 50 per cent of the boreal forest…” from development. I’ve heard that before. I live in the Oak Ridges Moraine in a section currently under consideration for (surprise!) industrial wind farm development.

 The new Green Energy Act overrides the protections in the Oak Ridges Moraine plan and the act’s environmental assessment requirements are so lax as to be ludicrous. We are now faced with the installation of 30 wind turbines in an environmentally sensitive, “government protected” zone.

 The Ontario government just does what it likes by creating new laws. With 32,000 mining claims and such big money involved, we should all be very skeptical.

Margo Ratsep, Pontypool