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Ontario endangering wildlife for wind power: do you agree?
Ontario says the “overall benefit” of wind power justifies killing even endangered species of wildlife. What do you think?
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources issued a permit for a wind power developer to kill Blanding’s turtles, a species at risk in Ontario, so it could build a wind power plant on Ostrander’s Point in Prince Edward County, a recognized Important Bird Area as well. The move was opposed by Nature Canada, the Sierra Club and others. Now, the Ministry no longer requires permits for wind developers to harm wildlife, even Endangered and at-risk species such as migratory birds and other forms of wildlife. Do you approve of Ontario’s birds and animals being killed to make way for large wind power generation projects?