To harm, harass and kill

sign blanding turtleWellington Times, Rick Conroy
By the time Heather Gibbs and Robert Wright concluded that the risk, posed by a proposed industrial wind project at Ostrander Point upon the Blanding’s turtle, was simply too great, and the damage likely permanent, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT or Tribunal) panel had heard more than 40 days of testimony. More than 188 exhibits had been entered into evidence. Their decision ran 140 pages.

That decision, to revoke the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) granted to Gilead Power by the Ministry of Environment (MOE), rocked the wind energy sector in this country. It sent government bureaucrats scurrying for cover.

If the fate of a turtle could block the development of an industrial wind project—the precedent could be a formidable roadblock to similar projects across the province and Canada. There are other turtles and endangered species that deserve the protection this panel afforded the Blanding’s turtle of Ostrander Point. The implications are profound.

Wright and Gibbs must have known their words, their actions, and their decision would be attacked, pulled apart and recast as naïve or simply mistaken. Read article

2 thoughts on “To harm, harass and kill

  1. These Liberals have no moral compass!! they have been allowed to rape the land and the wild life with in it is about time that they were made accountable for turning their backs on the communities and wild life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. “Harm, harass and kill” is exactly what the Liberal government has allowed the wind industry to do to PEOPLE.
    The habitat of the people of rural Ontario has been destroyed. People with industrial wind turbines placed too close to their homes have lost the use of the enjoyment of their property.
    This is a global movement. Could this be an attempt to reduce world population?

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