6 results for tag: environment

ERT Panel Dismisses Appeal Against Dufferin Wind Power Project

13-070 BOVAIRD V. MOE Our appeal has been dismissed. ert-decision http://www.ert.gov.on.ca/english/decisions/index.htm

Environmental Review Tribunal dismisses charter challenge

The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has dismissed a constitutional challenge of the Renewable Energy Act (REA). Dennis Sanford, president of Wind Resistance Melancthon, and the citizen’s group, Conserving our Rural Environment (CORE), claimed the concerns of residents raised during the REA process was ignored by decision makers at the Ministry of Environment (MOE). The ERT agreed to hear their constitutional challenge in Shelburne in August.

Tribunal Rules in Favour of Dufferin Wind

The Environmental Review Tribunal has upheld ministerial approvals of the 100-MW Dufferin Wind Power (DWP) wind farm in Melancthon. The approvals include not only the turbines but also the 230 kv transmission line along the rail corridor. DWP also has Ontario Energy Board “leave to construct” the power line but lacks agreement with Dufferin County and other property owners for necessary easements, and is seeking permission to expropriate.

DWP Environmental Review Tribunal Updates

Appeals were made against the recent decision of the Ministry of Environment, to grant a permit, to Dufferin Wind Power, under the Renewable Energy Act. Updates about Hearings, Tribunal’s  decisions and the case status can be found at: http://www.ert.gov.on.ca/english/hearings/index.htm Case numbers 13-070 to 13-075

Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) Hearing Set For August 20, 2013

Appeals were made against the Ministry of the Environment’ s approval of theDufferin Wind Power Project in Melancthon The hearing of evidence in this appeal will commence on: Date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Time:  to be determined Location: to be determined CORE is an appellant in this appeal. Within 6 months after Tribunal receives Appeal notice, release of Tribunal’s Decision will be made (December 2013) More information will be posted when available.

CORE Comments on Bonnefield’s Purchase of Melancthon Land

The citizens’ groups that led the movement to protect thousands of acres of Class 1 farmland in Melancthon, Ontario welcome Bonnefield Financial to the community. Bonnefield has purchased the 6,500-acres of potato fields owned by the Highland Companies, including the land once proposed to become a 2300-acre mega quarry. After several years of uncertainty about the fate of the farmland, this is a new beginning.