By DAVID JOHNSTON, Montreal Gazette
The Quebec government should only authorize wind-energy development in uninhabited regions of the province -not in busy rural regions, and especially not in the Monteregie region south of Montreal, home to Quebec’s most productive farms, a coalition of Monteregie mayors said Thursday night. Continue reading
By David Johnston, Montreal Gazette
Anger is growing in rural communities south of Montreal over proposals to introduce wind farms in the Montérégie region.
Complicating the political optics is that fact that Hydro-Québec has given preliminary approval to a Kahnawake company to put wind turbines on non-aboriginal land without prior approval from the applicable local municipal council. Continue reading
The Montreal Gazette, www.montrealgazette.com
The developer of a proposed wind farm in St. Cyprien de Napierville cancelled two public meetings scheduled for yesterday, citing the possibility of violence. Continue reading
Quebec Liberal Premier Jean Charest
By MARIAN SCOTT, The Gazette May 4, 2010, montrealgazette.com
A report by Quebec’s environmental review agency slams a proposed wind project in central Quebec for shutting local residents out of the planning process.
The 100-megawatt Érable wind farm is scheduled to go into production next year near St. Ferdinand, 200 kilometres east of Montreal. Continue reading