Wind power developer sues Ontario over contentious project

The Thunder Bay area project was opposed by the Fort William First Nation and the community

Another beautiful Ontario location: perfect for power machines, right?
The Nor’Wester Escarpment–Another beautiful Ontario location: perfect for power machines, right?

Wind farm dead, but law suit alive

Chronicle-Herald, February 10, 2016

BY CARL CLUTCHEY NORTH SHORE BUREAU chroniclejournal.com

The Toronto energy company that proposed to build an ill-fated wind farm on the Nor’Westers escarpment is proceeding with a $50-million lawsuit against the Ontario government, despite having dropped an appeal of a provincial decision against the project.

“Upon careful consideration, we have decided to not appear before (Ontario’s) Environmental Review Tribunal, and instead pursue a remedy at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice,” Horizon Wind spokeswoman Nhung Nguyen said Tuesday in an email.

Horizon withdrew its appeal to the tribunal on Jan. 25. The appeal had been launched last fall, after the Ministry of Environment said the proposed 16-turbine wind farm south of Thunder Bay couldn’t go ahead over lingering concerns over potential impacts on moose habitat.

In its lawsuit against the ministry, Horizon claims the province committed “negligent misrepresentations and misfeasance of public duty.”

None of the allegations in the suit’s 33-page statement of claim have been proven in court.

The lawsuit alleges that the ministry was “unlawfully influenced by the Ontario cabinet and the premier’s office” when it delayed the issuing of the project’s approval. …

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ScepticalGord
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By any other name, it’s:

GAS PLANT SCANDAL 2, THE SEQUEL

Same old, same old:
-Wynne / McGuinty Government wait till the last minute to say no to a project that should never have gotten off the ground
-Liberal seat saver in provincial election
-Squeaky wheels in Liberal ridings get the grease
-Liberal incompetence from the get go
-The taxpayers will foot the bill for all these idiots and their idiotic ideas

Sommer
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“The appeal had been launched last fall, after the Ministry of Environment said the proposed 16-turbine wind farm south of Thunder Bay couldn’t go ahead over lingering concerns over potential impacts on moose habitat.”

The Ministry of the Environment ought to be concerned about a lot more than moose habitat.
The Ministry of Environment allows turbines to ruin the environment of peoples’ homes and they refuse to come to terms with this and make the necessary changes to protect people because they’re trying to ‘save the planet’.

Barbara
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Global Affairs Canada, Jan. 6, 2016

Windstream Energy LLC v. Government of Canada

$475 million

For details scroll down to:
Archived-Notice of Arbitration-Original (PDF document-4.71 MB)-January 28, 2013

P,2, Windstream Ownership led by Ian Baines
Wolfe Island Shoals Project

Windstream Energy LLC
338 Harris Hill Road, Suite 102
Williamsville, New York, USA 14221

http://www.international.gc.ca/trade-agreements-accords-commerciaux/topics-domaines/disp-diff/windstream.aspx?lang=eng&pedisable=true

Barbara
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Barbara
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Permanent Court of Arbitration

PCA Case Repository
Windstream Energy
Case number: 2013-22

Website has case information and documents.

http://www.pcacases.com/web/view/36

Pat Cusack
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When will all this ever end? So sick and tired of it all. People from other parts of the world come in and wreck our quality of life. Enough already!

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