Suncor wind farm decision expected Thursday
The Independent, March 3, 2015
The Environmental Review Tribunal is expected to rule March 4 on whether Suncor Energy can move ahead with its Cedar Point wind project.
The company has been planning the 43-turbine project in Plympton-Wyoming and Lambton Shores for years but has faced stiff opposition from the community. WAIT – We’re Against Industrial Turbines – was formed to try to stop the project.
WAIT, as well as the County of Lambton, were part of a hearing held mostly in Camlachie in December and January, aimed at stopping the project. The Bryce Family, who will have a number of turbines around their home, also were part of the appeal.
The final arguments were heard Feb. 19 and the tribunal is expected to release a decision March 4.
In the history of wind projects in Ontario, the ERT has only stopped one project because of concerns it could damage the environment of the area.