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.
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.
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
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.