Nation Rise wind power project not in the “public interest” –petition launched
Rushed approval, outdated noise assessment and significant environmental risks to power project spur community to file a petition
February 8, 2019
The community group Concerned Citizens of North Stormont have launched a petition for their MPP Jim McDonell to take to the Ontario Legislature within days. The petition says the 100-megawatt wind power project is not “in the public interest” and its Renewable Energy Approval should be revoked.
The community group has also filed a direct appeal with the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
Nation Rise means more cost added everyone’s electricity bills.It was approved using outdated and flawed noise assessment protocols.It will expose hundreds of people to wind turbine noise emissions.There are very serious environmental concerns with the project.And,its approval was rushed through before the election by the Wynne government, without adequate assessments.