Decision on Watford wind farm expected soon

By PAUL MORDEN, The Observer 
The fate of the Ontario Environment Ministry’s latest attempt to scuttle a challenge of its approval of a Brooke-Alvinston Township wind farm project could be known soon. Following a Jan. 6 hearing in Toronto, Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal reserved its decision on the province’s motion to dismiss the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group’s appeal of the provincial approval of the four-turbine Zephyr Farms wind project under construction near Watford. “They have now indicated that they hope to get a decision released sometime next week,” said Eric Gillespie, a lawyer for the wind action group. The ministry’s first motion to dismiss the appeal was denied by the tribunal in December. Gillespie said he and the wind action group have provided additional information to the tribunal since then. “Given that the first motion did not succeed,” he added, “logically, the second cannot succeed.” Read article

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