Wind industry threatens navigable waters
Many residents of Kingston, Wolfe, Simcoe and Amherst islands, Cape Vincent and Prince Edward County -- the people of the northern United States and Ontario who have for generations traversed this river -- believe that the use, preservation and enjoyment of the mighty St. Lawrence's navigable waters and fishery is their birthright. At what point and by what means will they be informed that they are wrong?
May 21, 2010
by Leslie Kaduck
in The Whig Standard
The Whig-Standard responded in an editorial to the announcement of the latest local wind speculation on the shoals of the St. Lawrence River by questioning the government's wisdom of awarding a contract for an unprecedented offshore project in advance of any regulatory framework or environmental assessment regime.
"Why has the government approved a project for which it admits regulations must be created? This creates an unfair process." (Renewable energy projects pose unanswered questions, April 21).
It would seem clear from subsequent statements by Ben Chin of the Ontario Power Authority and by the silence of local MPP and Minister of... [continue via Web link]