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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Turbine Approval Revoked

Clearview Township | by Catherine Thompson  

Approval for wind turbines in Clearview Township has been revoked.

Approval for wind turbines in Clearview Township has been revoked.

The Environmental Review Tribunal released its decision today (Wednesday) to revoke the previous Renewable Energy Approval.

The ERT had previously determined that WPD Canada's plans for 8 turbines just outside Stayner would pose serious harm to human health with the turbines being in the flight path of two nearby airports.

The ERT then allowed the company to put forward mitigation plans to decrease the risk of death to an endangered species of bats.

The Environment Review Tribunal had to decide whether to revoke the REA, take certain actions or alter the REA.

The ERT decided that because it determined a risk to human health, an amendment to the REA to include the mitigation plan is unnecessary.

Opponent Betty Schneider says she was told that WPD has 15 days to appeal and she doesn't believe the company will go quietly into the night, so she isn't celebrating just yet.

WPD Canada says its legal team is reviewing the 39 page document from the Environmental Review Tribunal to see what its options are and can't comment until that is done.


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