Big Thunder a no-go; Horizon wind loses
A report from Thunder Bay via The NetNewsLedger says that Horizon Wind has not been successful in its attempt to force the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to approve its application for the Big Thunder wind power generation project atop the Nor’Wester escarpment.
The Big Thunder application was filed well over a year ago, and the Ministry has not made a final decision on it.
The project is the subject of numerous legal actions, including one from the Fort William First Nation which has said it was not consulted properly on the wind power generation project.
Big Thunder has been controversial since its beginning: the project was to have required the razing of hundreds of ancient sugar maples in what is the northernmost stand of the trees in Canada, and significant alteration to the landscape.