Dunlop and PCs calling for moratorium on wind energy projects

Liberals Green Energy Act under fire

By Jennifer Burden  The Orillia Packet & Times

“It’s absolutely ridiculous,” McMillan said, adding that the process is undemocratic. “If you can’t evaluate and judge as elected representatives of the people, we’re losing our basic rights.”

The Progressive Conservatives will be tabling a motion at Queen’s Park on Wednesday asking the Liberal government to restore green energy planning decisions to municipalities.

Under the Green Energy Act, which was established in 2009, the province established parameters that made it easier for green energy proponents to further projects without consulting municipalities in an attempt to avoid delay tactics, Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop said recently. Continue reading