The Whig, by Elliot Ferguson
AMHERST ISLAND – The group opposed to a wind energy development on Amherst Island is going to court to challenge a recent government ruling that permitted the project to move ahead.
In an application filed Thursday with the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, the Association to Protect Amherst Island (APAI) asked for a judicial review of the Jan. 2 decision by the Ministry of the Environment to declare complete the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) submitted by Windlectric Inc., the company seeking to build the Amherst Island wind project.
Windlectric plans to build a 75-megawatt wind energy project on the 70-square-kilometre Amherst Island, involving up to 36 turbines. The January ruling meant the project was entering the technical review stage, during which the different reports filed by the company in support of the development are reviewed. An REA deemed complete also allowed the project to proceed into 65 days of public comment, a phase set to conclude March 8. Read article