News from Prince Edward County:
Dear APPEC Supporters:
The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) will reconvene this week. The Tribunal, which revoked Gilead Power’s renewable energy approval in 2013 after finding that the project will cause serious and irreversible harm to the Blanding’s turtle, will once again have to listen to Gilead’s specious claims that it’s wind project at Ostrander Point will not cause serious harm to the turtles and their habitat.
We expect many of our members and supporters will want to attend. A strong showing will demonstrate to the Tribunal, the Ministry of the Environment and Gilead Power our continued commitment and determination to oppose industrial wind turbine projects on PEC’s south shore.
The hearing is on September 2, 3 and 4 at the Demorestville Town Hall in Sophiasburgh at 10 am.
Dear CSAGE supporters:
Things are heating up with respect to the two proposed wind projects. We’re doing everything possible to prevent 36 turbines from getting built next year, but we need your help this September.
When the Ostrander Point ERT commenced in Demorestville in 2013, more than 150 people came out to show their opposition. The ERT is returning on Sep 2, 3 and 4 to consider the developer’s plan to mitigate the destruction of habitat and loss of Blanding’s turtles. PECFN’s lawyers are ready to refute the developer’s plan.
We believe that the large turnout of County residents in 2013 influenced the ERT panel. We need you to show up again onSeptember 2, 3 and 4 to reinforce the County’s opposition to this project. Please make time to attend, especially on the first day.
Wed, Sep 2 to 4, 10:00 am each day. The Ostrander Point ERT resumes to consider the developer’s mitigation plan. Demorestville Town Hall. We need a very large turnout.
There are several other events in September that deserve your attention. Please attend as many as possible.
Wed, Sep 2, 1:00 to 2:30 pm. Public meeting on Green Energy hosted by MPP Todd Smith. Guest speakers: Senator Bob Runciman, MPP John Yakabuski, Parker Gallant. Ameliasburgh Town Hall.
Sat, Sep 5, 10:00 am. APPEC annual general meeting. Mount Tabor, Milford. The keynote speaker will be Eric Gillespie. Members and supporters only.
Wed, Sep 9, 10:00 am. Preliminary hearing re four ERT appeals of wpd Canada’s White Pines wind project. Wellington Community Centre. County residents are urged to attend to show opposition to this project.
Sun, Sep 27, 11 am to 4 pm. Major public rally against the wpd White Pines wind project. Milford Fairgrounds, with speakers, entertainment, food trucks. All County residents are invited.