Appeal begins in Collingwood as record six appellants object to wind farm
Three municipal governments are among the appellants fighting the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and wind power developer, Germany-based wpd Canada. At issue, aviation safety and the economic survival of Collingwood (the latter not allowed as basis for an appeal.)
May 16, 2016
Six tables of lawyers make up the front of the room as the appeal against the Fairview Wind power project begins in Collingwood, Ontario. The Environmental Tribunal members for this appeal are Dirk Vanderbent and Hugh Wilkins.
Already there are problems as both the Ministry of the Environment and the power developer have missed deadline for their evidence submissions related to aviation safety issues.
The power developer is claiming it cannot force the federal government to provide information for this appeal.
More details when available.
Hearings are scheduled for May 16, then 18-20, at the Collingwood Curling Club.