Energy Minister opposes bill that would give municipalities some turbine control

By Susan Hundertmark, Mitchell Advocate
Ontario Energy Minister Chris Bentley will be voting against a private member’s bill, The Local Municipal Democracy Act, that would give municipalities back some control over the location of industrial wind turbines proposed in their area. “I will not be supporting the private members’ bill. It would simply put an end to the investment and the jobs,” he said during a phone-in press conference organized by the Ontario Community Newspapers Association last Thursday, Dec. 1. Read article

Scott disappointed by failed bill

By Jenn Watt, Halburton County Echo
Local MPP Laurie Scott gained some traction with her support of a private members’ bill to give municipalities authority over green energy projects. Introduced by MPP Todd Smith of Prince Edward Hastings, the bill tackled the Green Energy Act, which is blamed for allowing controversial wind turbines to be erected without enough public consultation. Continue reading