Wind appeal will follow strict protocol

windprelimKawartha Lakes This Week, By Mary Riley
(LINDSAY) Given the heated emotions generated by wind turbines, the preliminary hearing for an appeal of the Sumac Ridge wind farm was civil, courteous and polite. And, the hearing itself will adhere to a strict protocol.

The Kawartha Room at the Lindsay Howard Johnson’s was packed on Friday (Jan. 24) as the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) panel held a preliminary hearing to determine who will be able to speak at the appeal next month. In December, the Province approved wpd Canada’s five-turbine wind energy farm in Bethany, which galvanized opponents, including Manvers Wind Concerns into launching an appeal of the decision.

The appellants are Manvers Wind Concerns, Cransley Home Farm Ltd. and the Cham Shan Temple. The Buddhist Association of Canada’s Cham Shan Temple maintains wind turbines will have a negative impact on the four Temples they are planning to build. One is in Cavan Monaghan Township and almost complete and three more are planned for the City of Kawartha Lakes, with an estimated investment of about $100 million. Those three are in jeopardy if Sumac Ridge goes forward. Read article

5 thoughts on “Wind appeal will follow strict protocol

  1. If we allow construction to start before appeal is settled, they will never reverse the work because they don’t obey the laws of our municipality, therefore we must not allow any work to proceed, or materials, parts delivered without permits, which I understand won’t be forthcoming. So if the police wont stop them, we must take it upon ourselves and do the job for them. Blockades if necessary, must be deployed. Non-violent and legal of course.

  2. If you’re wondering why – YOUR society doesn’t care about you
    consider ‘scarce resources’.

    Like – for example – in the appeal of a Renewable Energy Approval
    granted by the Ontario government – to a wind turbine fraudster
    about to take millions and millions of taxpayer money,
    with the support of Stephen Harper and His Conservatives,

    why do ‘those in favour of wind energy’
    get the opportunity to be heard – AGAIN?

    ‘[excerpt] And, the hearing itself will adhere to a strict protocol.
    The Kawartha Room at the Lindsay Howard Johnson’s was packed on Friday (Jan. 24) as the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) panel held a preliminary hearing to determine who will be able to speak at the appeal next month.

    The Chair was patient and clear in explaining that the appeal is based on two criteria; (a) that wind turbines are harmful to human health and (b) harmful to plant and animal life and the natural environment. Anyone granted status (which was subject to approval by the lawyers) may not speak to any issue beyond that criteria.

    She used the example of loss of property value; that issue is not part of the appeal criteria, which prompted someone in the audience to say, “It’s not your money.”’

    ‘[excerpt] The appellants are heard, the respondents will present their cases and the presenters/participants will be inserted at the appropriate times. Ms Gibbs said that for example, after the appellants’ case, their supporters will likely be heard. Those in favour of wind energy would likely be heard after the Province and wpd Canada present their case.’

    • Great! So the Wind Weasels even get the ‘hammer’, the last word. Such is life in a dictatorship, I guess. But I’m thinking it’s time, to re-install democracy. Take our province back, from the Wynne(Wind) Bitch from H::l and her equally corrupt gang of Wind Weasels from around the world.

  3. The MOEs to busy rubber stamping
    Projects, the don’t actually have time to go over them!!

    A worker even told me that! They said unless something specific is brought to their attention, they don’t red flag it for a closer look!

    I wasn’t really shocked, no wonder they move things along at record speed.

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