On January 19, 2012, the Ontario Ministry of Environment issued a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) for the Gesner Wind Farm LP (Saturn Power Inc.). The Gesner Project consists of five 2 MW industrial wind turbine generators to be located near Muirkirk and Duart in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent. In response, on February 6, 2012, Chatham-Kent Wind Action Inc. filed an appeal of the REA for the Gesner Wind Project with the Environmental Review Tribunal.
This appeal follows in the footsteps of similar appeals filed for every industrial wind project to receive approval under the Green Energy Act, namely, the Kent Breeze, Zephyr, and Mapleton (Conestogo) Wind projects.
The legal counsel for CKWAG Inc. is the Eric K. Gillespie Professional Corporation. Details of the Appeal will be released when available.
Monica Elmes, spokesperson for CKWAG Inc. says, “this appeal isn’t just about protecting innocent people’s health and the environment in the vicinity of the Gesner project – it is also about defending against an injustice forced upon rural Ontario, and a senseless waste of Ontario taxpayers’ money.”