VIDEO: Wilson questions Liberals on Wpd remedy hearing
(February 28, 2017) Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson asked the Wynne Liberals today why they are allowing a remedy hearing for the Wpd Canada wind turbine project in Clearview Township.
"In October 2016, the Environmental Review Tribunal ruled the appellants of the Wpd wind turbine project in Clearview Township had proven the turbines would cause harm to human health, and irreversible harm to the natural environment, in particular endangered bats that live in the area.
"Now, Wpd is requesting a remedy hearing in the hopes of reversing the tribunal's ruling that safeguards the people and wildlife of this province.
"Mr. Speaker, why is Wpd Canada being given a remedy hearing when the fact of the matter is MNRF Freedom of Information records show existing operational wind turbines in Ontario far exceed the approval limits for bat and bird kills?"
However, Environment Minister Glen Murray did not answer the member's question.
Wilson pressed on and pointed out how the government's flawed Green Energy Act has hurt his constituents and many other Ontarians.
"This government's Green Energy Act is creating energy poverty with the high cost of electricity and it is now bringing about project poverty by forcing citizens into spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to protect the environment," Wilson said, asking: "Mr. Speaker, is this minister committed to protecting Ontario's endangered species or do wind turbine projects take priority?"
But the minister refused to answer Wilson's question and went on to defend the government's record.
To watch the full exchange, click on the link.
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