Cedar Point wind project in Lambton County appealed

Suncor Cedar Point JulyBy Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer
A date hasn’t been set yet for the start of construction on the 46-turbine Cedar Point wind project Suncor Energy has received provincial approval to build in northern Lambton County. The project has a contract to sell electricity to Ontario and just recently received provincial renewable energy approval.

This week, that approval was the subject of appeals filed with the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal. “We’ve not there yet in terms of establishing a start date for construction, but that’s something we’re working towards,” said Suncor Energy spokesperson Jason Vaillant. He added he couldn’t say if work will begin later this fall, “with any degree of certainty, at this point.”

The wind project is planned for Plympton-Wyoming, Lambton Shores and Warwick Township. The company has said the turbines could be up and operating by late 2015. One of the appeals of Suncor’s provincial renewable energy approval was filed by Lambton County. Read article

2 thoughts on “Cedar Point wind project in Lambton County appealed

  1. What should I tell my Suncor-owning friends
    who are mortified to think they are responsible
    for abusing these children?

  2. ‘[excerpt] The Bryce family is being represented by the Toronto-based law firm headed by Julian Falconer.

    “They have four young kids and they’re just concerned about the possible health effects associated with having their young children living in close proximity to these wind turbines,” said Asha James, an associate of Falconers LLP.

    She added the family’s concern is heightened by the fact Health Canada is currently studying the health impacts of wind turbines, “because there are data gaps, and there just isn’t enough research to show how these will affect families, or residents living in close proximity to these turbines.”

    A notice of appeal filed on behalf of the family says it will be surrounded by eight turbines within 2.5 kilometres of the Bryce home, and adds that they have young children with “pre-existing health concerns that will be adversely affected by the project.”‘

    ‘[excerpt] James said Falconer has described appeals to the provincial tribunal as “a long shot.” The tribunal has rejected nearly all of the wind project approval appeals it has heard.

    “But, at this point, we don’t see another option that’s available to them,” James said.’

    She added the only way to preserve the right to raise issues with the courts is to first go through the tribunal process.’

    http://www.theobserver.ca/2014/09/17/aberarder-family-challenges-suncor-wind-turbine-approval

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