Provincial tribunal dismisses Jericho wind appeal

july aug 2014 149Sarnia Observer, Paul Morden
An appeal of Ontario’s environmental approval of a 92-turbine wind project under construction in Lambton Shore and Warwick Township has been dismissed by the province’s Environmental Review Tribunal. In its decision, the tribunal found the appellant, Sylvan resident Robert Lewis, and Lambton County, a party to the appeal, had not established that the project will cause serious harm to human health.

“It was exactly what we expected, which is what happens when the government and industry are working together,” said Marcelle Brooks, a Lambton Shores resident who has been working to oppose the wind project being built by NextEra Energy. “It’s a betrayal of the community,” she said.

While the tribunal’s decision was predictable, opponents went ahead with the appeal so they could put their concerns on the record, Brooks said. Read article

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