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Friday, April 5, 2013

Ostrander Point — Catch up on expert testimony on the natural environment

 The Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC) has filed an appeal to the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) on the approval of Gilead Power’s Ostrander Point wind project. The appeal is focused on the serious health effects that nine wind turbines will inflict on residents living within 2 km [Alliance to protect Prince Edward county]
 Prince Edward County Field Naturalists is appealing on grounds of serious and irreversible harm to plants, animals or the natural environment. [Save Ostrander point]
There are only two grounds for appeal of an approved wind project: (1) serious and irreversible harm to plants, animals or the natural environment and (2) serious harm to human health.

The Ostrander Point wind project approval is being appealed to an Environmental Review Tribunal, with the Appeal being divided into two phases:
  • Phase 1, now underway, considers harm to plants / animals / natural environment.  PECFN is the Appellant, supported by several naturalist groups including Ontario Nature and Nature Canada.
  • Phase 2 will address harm to health.  APPEC is the Appellant, assisted in fundraising by CCSAGE.
Both Appellants have retained Eric Gillespie as legal counsel.  Each Appellant must raise $125K to fund its phase of the Appeal through to completion.[County coalition for safe and appropriate green energy]

1. Dr. Paul Catling on alvars: http://ccsage.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/day-3-of-the-ostrander-point-ert-appeal-dr-paul-catling-on-alvars/ . Note: an alvar is an area of thin or no soil over a limestone base.

Next ERT sessions
Please attend one or more of the ERT sessions in Demorestville at the Sophiasburgh Town Hall:
·         Wednesday, April 3, 10:00 am – Dr. Fred Beaudry on Blanding’s turtle.
·         Thursday, 9:30 am – Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada.
·         Friday, 9:30 am — Bill Evans, Cornell University.

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