Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer
Opponents of NextEra Energy’s 92-turbine Jericho wind energy project have appealed its provincial environmental approval. Marcelle Brooks, with the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group, said an appeal filed by member Bob Lewis has been accepted by Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal, and a hearing is expected to be held June 24.
Construction on the wind project that will see turbines built in Lambton Shores and Warwick Township, as well as transmission lines in neighbouring North Middlesex, began days after it was approved April 14 by Ontario’s Ministry of Environment. Ontario allows construction of renewable energy projects to continue while an appeal is underway, unless the tribunal issues a stay order.
Brooks said they know odds of an appeal succeeding are slim but still decided to go ahead. “We need our voice to be heard at every opportunity,” she said. Read article