Posted By DAVE DALE North Bay Nugget
I say this knowing one thing for certain. In a decade or two, some very upset, sick and financial destitute people will be suing our Ontario backside off its foundation because they had no say on a fast-tracked proposal.
It’s not as amusing as it seems. Mayor Vic was “incensed” at council this week about provincial rules for green energy projects leaving municipalities out of the decision-making loop.
The Renewable Energy Act exempts wind, biomass, solar and various other types of juice generators from the Environmental Review Act process and related Planning Act stipulations. Cities can’t hold up a project within their boundaries because it doesn’t make long-term planning sense. Continue reading