Stand up for Ontario’s endangered species vs wind farms
This Thursday, a group of Ontario citizens from West Grey are taking their fight to protect the natural environment to court — to fight against the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and giant, Florida-based wind power developer NextEra.
The community group, Durham Area Citizens for Endangered Species or D.A.C.E.S., is going to court in Brampton, on Thursday March 19th at 10 a.m. to begin a judicial review of the process by which the wind power development project in West Grey was approved, despite the fact it will certainly wipe out habitat for an endangered species of fish, the Redside Dace.
While the little fish (a member of the minnow family) is protected by legislation in Ontario, and the province even has a taxpayer-funded “Recovery Strategy” for it, in the case of the East Durham wind project, approval was granted without proper study, and in spite of known Redside Dace habitat in the Saugeen River.
If you can, get to that courtroom on Thursday, and show your support for the little fish … and for Ontario’s endangered species legislation. This approval cannot be allowed to stand.
Brampton Divisional Court
7755 Hurontario Street, Brampton
Arrive at 9 a.m.; court begins at 10 a.m.
Ontario habitat for the Redside Dace—dwindling
For more information, and to donate, go to http://howgreenisthis.org/east-durham-wind-project/
P.S. On Twitter? Be sure to use the hashtag RedsideDace to support the little fish!!! (And, Ontario’s endangered species legislation)