By Donna Duric, Turtle Island News
An energy company that wants to build wind turbines on unceded Six Nations lands near Port Dover has been granted an interim injunction in response to the shutdown of four of its projects two weeks ago. Justice C. Stephen Glithero granted Capital Power an interim injunction during a hearing at the Simcoe Courthouse yesterday, allowing work to continue on the company’s 8,900-acre Port Dover/Nanticoke Wind Project.
The injunction was sought in response to a Jan. 17 shut down of four Capital Power construction sites, when a caravan of about 35 Six Nations people stopped the projects after the company ignored a cease and desist order issued by the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI). The HDI, HDI interim director Hazel Hill, Cayuga Chief Blake Bomberry, and HDI archaeological monitor Wayne Hill are all named in the injunction.
Only Bomberry received the notice of injunction and was present in court yesterday. Both Hazel Hill and Wayne Hill refused when a process server tried to give them the notices last week, court heard. Neither was present in the courtroom. Read article